Chemistry Program


From Chemical Principles to Biochemistry, the classes and curriculum required for a Chemistry degree at Fairmont State University are approved by the American Chemical Society.  Students in Chemistry experience the following:

  • Small class sizes
  • Innovative teaching approaches
  • Access to research quality tools

Fairmont State University Chemistry instructors focus on the fundamentals of modern chemistry.

Students can work toward any of three Chemistry degrees. They are:

  • B.A.  in Education with Chemistry teaching field
  • B.S. in Chemistry
  • B.S. in Chemistry with an emphasis in biotechnology

Career Opportunities

Our chemistry graduates are trained in the laboratory skills required of a practicing chemist. Chemistry graduates from Fairmont State University often choose to attend graduate school in chemistry, biochemistry or the pharmaceutical sciences, or work as technicians in the chemical industry.  The Chemistry program is also a great start for students who are interested in medical, dental, veterinary or physical therapy programs.

Demand for qualified chemists is high in West Virginia and expected to grow by ~15% by 2031.

The median annual wage for a chemist in West Virginia is around $68,060.

A chemistry degree can open the door to a variety of career opportunities.

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