In contemporary society, it is evident that the science of chemistry is no longer confined to the research laboratory, but is exerting a profound impact on social, political, and economic decisions at the local, national, and international levels. Chemistry is the recognized physical basis for the biological and psychological sciences and is important in every effort of our industrialized society. Students with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry wishing to pursue a career in the chemical profession can find positions in chemistry, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, laboratory technology, or the environmental sciences. Undergraduate students planning to work in these fields are encouraged to consider a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with appropriate minors in other disciplines for their preparatory work.

The Department of Natural and Physical Sciences welcomes partnerships with appropriate businesses and government agencies to place students who want to explore chemistry career options in Kansas City into internship positions in their major or a related field. The Department of Natural and Physical Sciences actively encourages students to work in such internship positions and considers internships to be an integral part of the curriculum. More about the program. Go

Degree Offerings

16-Week Parkville


B.A. Major
  • 71 Hours
  • 2.0 GPA

  • 18-20 Hours
  • 2.0 GPA

Faculty and Staff

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Chemistry Club

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Internship Resources

Internships for summer and in federal labs and offices as well as scholarships and international opportunities.  More Go

Career Resources

Resources for organizations, financial aid, and jobs. More Go