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Chemical Sciences, A.S.

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Estimated Program Length

2 Years


Vincennes Campus

A degree in Chemical Sciences is an excellent preparation for a career in chemistry, biochemistry, clinical laboratory, dentistry, environmental health science, food science, veterinary science, optometry, and pharmacy.

What's Unique about this Degree:  As a VU Chemical Sciences major, you’ll use laboratory equipment such as burettes and pipettes, along with digital balances, gas chromatography, infrared spectrophotometer, and other electronic equipment that you many have only seen or heard about.  You’ll use computer analysis and experience other procedures through computer simulations.

Good to Know: Chemical scientists are much in demand for research and teaching in universities and for research and development in chemical and pharmaceutical industries, medical laboratories, state and federal governments because the graduates acquire an outstanding range of skills in mathematical competence, problem-solving, data handling, analysis, observation, team working, communication and report writing that employers value greatly.

Who is this degree for: The chemical sciences degree is a general associate's degree that can be the start of many different majors upon transfer to a baccalaureate institution.  Those major may take you in a variety of directions in career choices - food scientist, chemical technician, forensic scientist and more.

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