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The Department of Chemistry offers courses to provide you with comprehensive training in the four chemistry sub-disciplines – analytical, inorganic, organic and physical – and the experience to work safely in a laboratory setting. In addition to the B.S. degree, you have the opportunity to pursue graduate studies leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in various areas of concentration. With a Chemistry degree, you possess an excellent foundation for careers in bioanalytical, catalysts, chemometrics, computational modeling, environmental studies, explosive detection, forensics, main group compounds, materials characterization, pharmaceutical, polymers, and separation science. 

Courses to expect for this major include Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Chemical and Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds, and Quantitative Analysis Laboratory.

Career Options

Those interested in careers in chemistry should be creative, highly motivated and have an aptitude for solving problems. For some areas of specialization, a background in mathematics, physics, or biology may also be essential. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields.

  • Industrial Labs
  • Environmental Labs
  • Pharmaceutical Labs
  • Government Labs
  • Food Quality Labs
  • Material Testing Lab
  • Teaching Positions
  • Graduate School
  • Medical School

Finish in Four

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The Finish in Four plans are designed to assist you in an eight semester plan guiding you to graduate within four years. You may use this as a guide to plan your undergraduate education, but you should adjust it to fit your personal goals.

BS - Chemistry - ACS
Option - Departmental Degree
Option - Pre-Health
Option - Pre-Law
Option - Secondary Teaching


The chemistry minor provides you with a strong background of chemistry while enhancing critical thinking skills. This minor can further prepare students who are preparing to enter a medical profession, or other science related field.

For minor requirements, please visit the Office of Registrar.


Scholarships are available for prospective freshmen, transfer students, current students and continuing students through the University, College of Arts and Sciences, and respective Departments.

When you complete the OSU admission application, you are automatically considered for the University Level scholarships.

Students are eligible for College Level scholarships within the College of Arts and Sciences after completing 12 hours at OSU. Some exceptions may apply. See specific scholarships for criteria.

The Department of Chemistry offers Departmental Level scholarships for eligible students.

Become an OK-LSAMP Scholar! OK-LSAMP is a consortium of Oklahoma colleges and universities working together to develop programs aimed at increasing the number of students from under-represented populations who receive degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The OK-LSAMP scholarship program provides scholars with increased opportunities and connections, including undergraduate research experiences, graduate school preparation, international experiences, and internships/externships with companies in the STEM fields. 

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107 Physical Science
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078


114 Life Sciences East
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078