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Chemistry is a branch of science that studies the composition and properties of matter and the changes it undergoes. Knowledge of chemistry opens many career pathways, from high school chemistry teachers who introduce the central science to their students to chemists who transform everyday materials into amazing things.


Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry (BA)

Bachelor of Science in Education, Chemistry Major (BSE) prepares students for:

Chemistry minor (teaching or non-teaching)

Chemistry majors at MSU study organic and inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, analytical and physical chemistry. They also study physics, biology, calculus, statistics, and research methods. All majors complete required general education courses. Chemistry education majors take required professional education courses.

Course Catalog

Requirements for future teachers
Admission to the teacher education program is selective.

Complete listing of requirements.

Chemistry majors are encouraged to participate in ongoing faculty research projects and are required to complete their own Senior Seminar research projects.

Examples of MSU faculty research projects include:

More information on faculty research interests and accomplishments can be found at:

Chemistry careers
Some chemists work on cures for cancer while others monitor the ozone protecting us from the sun. Still others discover new materials to make our homes warmer in the winter, or new textiles to be used in the latest fashions. A detailed and informative list of chemistry careers can be found at the American Chemical Society website (

Our faculty
Chemistry faculty members are highly qualified instructors and published researchers. They are eager to help you focus your undergraduate studies and research activities to meet your future education and career goals.

Our facilities
MSU chemistry students and faculty have access to a variety of instruments for use in classroom and research projects, including:

College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to comprehensive, holistic and interdisciplinary education. By integrating excellent teaching with scholarly and creative activity, we prepare students with the knowledge, values and skills they need to succeed in a diverse world.

Contact Information
Dr. Robert Crackel
Coordinator, Chemistry Program
Professor of Chemistry
Division of Science
Phone: 701-858-3852 or 1-800-777-0750 ext. 3852