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Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry Education

Take your scientific curiosity to the next level with a degree in chemistry – specifically one with a certification for secondary education. You’ll work closely with our highly-trained, experienced faculty members who are invested in your success. And, with our small class sizes and ease of access to top-notch equipment in the state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, you can feel secure that you’ll be a step ahead of the competition.

During your time in the chemistry teaching degree program, you’ll also complete a research project in an area of special interest to you during your senior year. In fact, in recent years, many of our chemistry 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, with field trips and special events, including guest speakers. They also sponsor the annual Chemistry Symposium at UC, a day of competitive events for high school students designed to excite young people about the possibilities of science careers.

What can I do with a Chemistry teacher degree?

Your chemistry program, with course work for secondary education certification, will prepare you to move directly into a teaching career. Career options include:

  • Chemistry teacher (9-12)
  • Natural sciences manager
  • Chemist
  • Chemical researcher

Or, should you decide to continue your education in graduate study, you can prepare for a career in a number of fields, including those in medicine or government. Additional career opportunities include:

  • Physician
  • Physician’s assistant
  • Dentist
  • Veterinarian
  • Public policy writer
  • 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. 

Chemistry has been said to be the study of transformation. Whatever career path you choose to pursue, University of the Cumberlands can help make sure you’re ready for the adventure. Fill out the form on this page and start your transformation today. Let’s talk about our test-optional college admissions process, scholarship opportunities and more!


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 The School of Education at University of the Cumberlands complies with all CAEP standards across programs at the initial and advanced levels.
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