Launch Your Journey to a Professional STEM Career!
Explore your future with a chemistry degree. Considered a “central science” in the STEM field, chemistry serves as a foundation for careers across different industries. Students who begin their journey at Southwestern pursue a broad range of highly-skilled, highly-paid careers as chemists, biochemists, lab directors / researchers / technicians, nanotechnologists, environmental scientists, medical doctors, pharmacists, nutritionists and more.
Conduct research in our new state-of-the-art chemistry lab, furnished with cutting-edge analytical equipment. Our small class sizes mean you get more hands-on lab instruction directly from highly qualified professors who are educators first and researchers second. Save money at the undergraduate level while accessing opportunities to participate in research and internships with NASA and other high-profile organizations.
Upon completion at Southwestern, transfer seamlessly to one of our many partner universities for advanced training in high-paying specialty fields.
Partner with NASA and other national research organizations
Tuition & fees at Southwestern are half that of major state universities.
Degrees & Certificates
Specific overview, class descriptions and courses you’ll take for this degree.
Students will gain laboratory experience in organic synthesis, analytical methods, and spectroscopy.
EXPLORE YOUR FUTURE
Small class sizes, and hands-on experience with instrumentation are the signatures of our program.
Chemistry is called the central science and as such, it serves as a foundation for careers in many fields.
Apply for scholarships to receive some of the $40,000/year awarded to STEM students through our Foundation.
MEET OUR STUDENTS
“At Southwestern I was able to engage in chemistry research, attend seminars, and be involved in science clubs. Southwestern connected me with professors who are passionate about their field and helped me reach my academic goals beyond my time there!”
–Madison Davis, Chemistry Graduate
$132,000 is the average annual southwestern Oregon pharmacist wage.
$85,000 is the average annual southwestern Oregon environmental scientist wage.
$72,000 is the average annual southwestern Oregon clinical lab technician wage.
211 annual statewide pharmacist job openings.
109 annual statewide environmental scientist job openings.
229 annual statewide clinical lab technician job openings.
Source: Oregon Employment Department