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Chemistry

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

Careers in chemistry
A chemistry degree opens many career pathways including medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, chemical sales, forensics, and environmental law. Careers within the chemistry industry can span from working on cures for cancer to monitoring the ozone to discovering new materials to make our homes warmer in the winter. A list of chemistry careers can be found at the American Chemical Society website (www.acs.org).

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

Accreditation
Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.