College of Science & Mathematics
Department of Chemical & Physical Sciences
Chemistry Programs

Chemistry majors can earn a BS or BA degree which allows them to enter graduate schools and train to obtain MS or Ph.D. degrees. A degree in Chemistry also is an excellent preparation for students interested in pursuing a professional degree in Medicine (MD), Pharmacy (PharmD), or Dentistry (DDS). 

There over 800,000 trained chemists currently working in the United States.  The average starting salary for BS chemists is about $40,000 per year.  For Ph.D. chemists, the starting salaries average over $75,000.  In addition to industrial and research jobs, many chemists pursue a career in teaching. Find out more about the number of jobs available in the field of chemistry and the possible career options at the American Chemical Society website.

A career in chemistry can not only provide a good living, but allow you to work on exciting problems in medicine, the environment and many other critical issues facing the world. Come find out more about why Chemistry is called "The Central Science." Chemistry Faculty can be found in the upper level of the Science and Mathematics building and in Quarters B on upper campus on St. Thomas, and in the UVI RTPark Building on the Albert A. Sheen campus in St. Croix.

Planned Course Offerings Fall Spring Summer
CHE 151 General x x
CHE 152 General x x x
CHE 253 Organic x
CHE 254 Organic x
CHE 251 - 252 Quant-Instrumental x (odd) x (even)
CHE 341 - 342 (Pchem) x (even) x (odd)
CHE 432 Inorganic x (odd) x (even)
CHE 121 Fundamentals of Chemistry x x
CHE 348 Biochemistry x