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Bachelor's in chemistry degree students in a UC laboratory.

Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry

Action, reaction – it’s chemistry. If you love the science of chemistry – from composition to organic compounds – you owe it to yourself to pursue your passion at University of the Cumberlands. Here you’ll work closely with experienced faculty members who care about ensuring your progress in our challenging coursework.  Small classes ensure you get personal attention and easy access to top-notch equipment in our classrooms and laboratories.

Coursework also includes a research project in your area of special interest during your senior year. In recent years, many of our student projects have been selected for summer programs at research institutions, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Clemson University; Notre Dame; Brown University; and the Natural History Museum in London, England.

Plus, you’ll have the option of joining the Alchemist Club, an affiliate of the American Chemical Society, on field trips and special events, including guest speakers. They also sponsor the annual University of the Cumberlands’ Chemistry Symposium, a day of competitive events for high school students designed to excite young people about the possibilities of careers in science.


With the solid foundation your chemistry degree provides, you’ll be well prepared to pursue a variety of careers or enter graduate studies. Career options include:

  • Chemist
  • Chemical Researcher
  • Natural Sciences Manager
  • Chemistry Teacher (with appropriate certification)

Or, if you continue in graduate studies, you could prepare for a career in medicine:

  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Dental Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Forensic Scientist


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 


Click here to view University of the Cumberlands' accreditation information. 

Whatever your career destination you pursue, be prepared with a chemistry degree from UC! Let’s talk about our test-optional college admissions process, scholarship opportunities, and more! Fill out the form on this page for more information.

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A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world.  Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.