Chemistry Management

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

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Who says you can't mix business with pleasure?

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.

First Year

CHEM 113 General & Quantitative Chemistry I 4
CHEM 115 Intensive General Chemistry 4
CHEM 216 General & Quantitative Chemistry II 4
MATH 120 Calculus I 4
MATH 121 Calculus II 4

Sophomore Year

CHEM 224 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 225 Organic Chemistry II 4
PHYS 114 Fundamentals of Physics I 4
PHYS 115 Fundamentals of Physics II 4
ECON 100 Principles of Microeconomics 4
BUS 100 Introduction to Business and Management 4

Junior Year

CHEM 331 Thermodynamics & Kinetics 4
CHEM 332 Quantum Mechanics and Molecular Structure 4
ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics 4
ACCT 110 Financial Accounting 4
BUS 234 Organizational Communication & Behavior 4
STAT 118 Introductory Statistics 4
STAT 227 Intermediate Statistics: Design & Analysis 4
STAT 229 Regression Models 4

Senior Year

BUS 250 Principles of Marketing 4
BUS 260 Financial Management 4
BUS 370 Internship & Career Management 8
CHEM 390 Chemistry Seminar 1
A 300-level elective in chemistry

Strongly recommended electives:

BUS 340 Strategic Management 4
BUS 250 Principles of Marketing 4
BUS 260 Financial Management 4
*For BUS 250 or BUS 260, students should complete the remaining course, as one is required and the other is strongly recommended as an elective. 

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 biochemistrychemistry and environmental science — and Simmons students have many opportunities to further customize with dual majors and complementary minors.

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.

So you know that Simmons is a great place to be, you've learned about our programs, maybe even come for a you're ready to apply! Let's get started.

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physics Arpita Saha

Simmons Receives Award from NASA to Support Women and Minority STEM Students

This month, NASA awarded $5 million to women's colleges and universities to help increase the retention of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. Associate Professor Arpita Saha, who specializes in synthetic chemistry and researches metal-based cancer drugs, was instrumental in crafting a bold, innovative vision to help Simmons obtain this award and address the gender gap in STEM.

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Rich Gurney

  • Professor and Chair of the Chemistry and Physics Department