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CHEM 316 The Professional Chemist (1) Industrial employment opportunities and challenges; graduate and professional school opportunities; tailoring the chemistry curriculum to career goals.

CHEM 316 The Professional Chemist (1)

This junior-level seminar course is designed to help prepare chemistry majors to take advantage of opportunities provided by the Department and community of professional chemists in choosing, attaining, and furthering their career goals. A number of guest lectures cover a variety of career-related topics. Careers in the pharmaceutical, chemical production, biotechnology, and analytical sectors and other specialty companies will be discussed. Also, various academic careers paths are presented and compared. Preparing for chemistry graduate school and other post graduate training will be an important element of this seminar. Most of the meetings of the course will be primarily informational. A graded short presentation on a chemistry related topic is also required.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: fourth-semester standing in chemistry

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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