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Chemistry Education

Learn with Minot State
As a chemistry education major at Minot State, you’ll study organic and inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, analytical and physical chemistry, physics, biology, calculus, statistics, and research methods. You will also prepare for teaching at the secondary level and can continue on with graduate studies in chemistry.

Research opportunities
You will participate in ongoing faculty research projects and are required to complete your own senior seminar research project. Minot State faculty research projects include:

  • Detection and environmental impact of metal ions
  • Organic synthesis and testing of fungicides
  • Studying how a certain type of bond in proteins can control how proteins work

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

  • Atomic absorption spectrophotometer
  • Gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer (GC-MS)
  • Electrophoresis system
  • X-ray diffraction (XRD)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrophotometer (ICPAES)
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance instrument

Career outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, high school teachers earn a median pay of $61,820 per year. 

Offered: On campus

Be inspired . . . earn your chemistry education degree

Student teaching
As a chemistry education major, you will be required to complete student teaching. As a student teacher you will be responsible, as much as is appropriate, for the cooperating teacher’s classroom.
Class size
Minot State’s small classroom sizes allow you to experience valuable one-on-one interaction with professors and participate in practical collaboration with your classmates.
Employment outlook
Teachers in the sciences (chemistry, physics, biology) are most needed by high schools.
Experienced faculty
Chemistry faculty members at Minot State 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.

Teacher education programs at Minot State University are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP). Minot State is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.