Students acquire a thorough background in the principles and theory of chemistry. Chemistry is known as the "science of matter," specifically for it's emphasize of chemical reactions, composition, structure and properties. The Tennessee Transfer Path program makes it possible to transfer to any participating four-year institution to work towards a bachelor's degree.
Students are prepared for professional programs leading to rewarding careers in industry, government, and academics. About half of all chemists work in research, with about two-thirds of the bachelor's-level chemistry graduates working in the for-profit sector.
Employment may be found in the fields of chemical manufacturing, cosmetics, environmental assessment, manufacturing and processing, medical laboratories, petroleum, and pharmaceuticals. Federal, state and local governments employ chemists in regulatory positions dealing with the environment, food and agriculture, sanitation, business and industry, and forensics. Educators with chemistry degrees are always in high demand and many chemists are successful as self-employed consultants.