This is an exciting time for a career in Chemistry or Biochemistry.
The traditional fields of Analytical, Inorganic, Organic and Physical
Chemistry, along with Biochemistry, provide a gateway to
understanding in many areas of modern-day scientific research such as
environmental science, forensics, materials science, nanotechnology
and biotechnology and continue to be the basis of traditional
industries like oil, food, agriculture and pharmaceuticals. Any of
the various majors in the Chemistry/Biochemistry Department will
provide a strong foundation that will prepare you for the challenges
of these or non-traditional careers in science writing, patent law,
government policies or starting your own business.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Arizona State is
composed of faculty members involved in cutting-edge research that
ranges from traditional Chemistry to applied and/or interdisciplinary
work involving the fields of Geology (atmospherics, composition of
the earth), Biology (astrobiology, evolution, molecular genetics,
photosynthesis and energy production) and Physics (materials
sciences, nanotechnology, single molecule approaches). The dynamic
mix of students and faculty in the Department provide a diverse and
exciting learning environment for undergraduate studies.