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Chemistry

In the chemistry program at Casper College, students develop the lab skills and science knowledge needed to succeed at a four-year institution, as well as a science-based career.

Students are challenged by a combination of classroom and lab work. Alongside your chemistry professors, students gain hands-on lab experience. Students develop critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills.

The chemistry program has established a transfer program for those intending to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution.

What are the features of Casper’s program?

State-of-the-art laboratories that utilize the latest in automated ventilation control and many other safety features await students interested in this program.  Students benefit from small lecture sections of thirty or less. Laboratory sections are never larger than sixteen. Separate question and answer sessions are held in addition to lectures to facilitate the learning objectives for all students.

Faculty offer courses with laboratories, in introductory, general, organic, and analytical chemistry to serve students majoring in numerous physical and biological sciences, including engineering and pre-professional health sciences. Faculty are experienced and are very accessible to students for out-of-class questions and consultations.  Research programs are not the primary focus of the faculty, but research opportunities do exist for students.

What can I do with this major?

Employment  and advanced degree info

This is a transfer program for those intending to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree, graduates may be employed in a variety of industries, including food and beverages, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, petroleum and energy, commercial and fine chemicals, lab analysis, environmental monitoring and testing, and many others.

Learn more about wage ranges for chemists in Wyoming and across the U.S., as well as the general employment profile for chemists.

Students wanting to continue studies beyond a bachelor’s degree, options include a master’s or doctorate in chemistry, or medical school, which could lead to a career in other health professions or unique opportunities like patent law and other fields requiring a technical and science background.

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

There are no prerequisites for this program.

What courses would I take?

For requirements and more information about this program, view its listing in the academic catalog:

Interested in online learning?

All or a portion of the courses in this program may be available online. Learn more about online programs and courses at Casper College.

Contact Info

Julie Hansen

Academic Assistant, School of Science

Eric Mechalke

Department Chair; Chemistry Instructor

Gerald (Jerry) Hawkes

Dean, School of Science