The major in Chemistry at OKWU is designed to meet the needs of the student who is seeking employment upon graduation as a chemist in government or industry. The major also provides the level of preparation needed for a student who wishes to pursue graduate studies in chemistry or related fields, including medical research, pharmacology, and materials science. Because of the related mathematics background, students majoring in chemistry often take a minor in mathematics.

Special Topic Courses:

  • Undergraduate Research
  • Chemistry Internship
  • Junior and Senior Chemistry Seminars

Career Options with a degree in Chemistry

  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Research Chemistry
  • Education
  • Pharmacy
  • Medicine
  • Law
  • Engineering
  • Forensic Science

Research Opportunities – Caney Water Quality Project

Students study the water quality of the local Caney River while connecting with the Bartlesville community.

Typical Activities for Math/Science Majors:

  • “Lunch and Learning” series
  • Attend local professional meetings
  • Science shows for elementary schools
  • Judge local science fairs