Who says you can't mix business with pleasure?

If science is your passion, the chemistry management joint major will help you translate that interest into a business career.

You'll be prepared for a variety of paths at the interface of the two disciplines, such as sales and marketing for chemical and pharmaceutical companies, administrative roles in science-based industries or institutions, and scientific information liaisons in fields like public relations, political advising, and lobbying.

Program Requirements

First Year

  • CHEM 111 Introductory Chemistry: Inorganic or CHEM 113 Principles of Chemistry
  • CHEM 114 Organic Chemistry I
  • MATH 120 Calculus I
  • MATH 121 Calculus II

Sophomore Year

  • CHEM 225 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 226 Quantitative Analysis
  • PHYS 112 Fundamentals of Physics I
  • PHYS 113 Fundamentals of Physics II
  • ECON 100 Principles of Microeconomics
  • MGMT 100 Foundations of Business and Management

Junior Year

  • CHEM 331 Thermodynamics and Kinetics or CHEM 332 Quantum Mechanics and Molecular Structure
  • ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • MGMT 110 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • MGMT 234 Organizational Communication and Behavior
  • MATH 118 Introductory Statistics (or MATH 227/MATH 229)

Senior Year

  • MGMT 250 Principles of Marketing or MGMT 260 Finance

Chemistry Elective

  • Internship/independent study
  • CHEM 390 Chemistry Seminar

Strongly Recommended Electives

  • MGMT 340 Strategy and the remaining course from either MGMT 250 Marketing or MGMT 260 Finance.

The independent learning requirement is ordinarily fulfilled by MGMT 370 Internship (eight semester hours) in a project related to the management or financial aspects of science-related organizations, such as science museums or hospital laboratories. These internships are identified by the Department of Chemistry, approved by both departments, and administered by the management program according to the normal procedures of MGMT 370.

In rare instances, the independent learning requirement may be fulfilled by CHEM 355 (eight semester hours) or by a non-science-related internship in MGMT 370.

Customize Your Program
You'll work with a faculty advisor to tailor your program to your interests and career goals. The Department of Chemistry offers many closely-related programs — such as biochemistry, chemistry and environmental science — and Simmons students have many opportunities to further customize with dual majors and complementary minors.
Internships and Research

Our students put theory into practice through on-site research, off-site research, and internships.

On-site research: You'll work with faculty members whose research piques your interest.

Off-site research: Students also explore clinical, applied, or basic research at one of the many laboratories in the Simmons neighborhood.

Internships: Supervised learning experiences provide opportunities for career exploration within a context of critical thinking. You'll hone your skills, build your resume, and develop mentoring relationships that will help you in your career.

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How to Apply
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