A degree in chemistry or chemistry education from Trevecca is based upon a rigorous academic program designed to provide graduates with a variety of options upon graduation, including but not limited to the following:
· Graduate school
· Medical, dental, veterinary, or pharmacy schools
· Industrial research laboratories
· Government research laboratories
· Analytical laboratories
· Secondary science education
An important component of an education at Trevecca is extensive hands-on experience with instruments such as an infrared (IR) spectrometer, atomic absorption (AA) spectrometer, ultraviolet-visible spectrometer, high-performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC), and gas ghromatograph-mass spectrometer (GC-MS). Use of these instruments is extensively incorporated into laboratory classes throughout the program to ensure that students are prepared for the modern technical aspects of a career in chemistry. Scientific research is also a key component of the program. Therefore, all chemistry students have an opportunity to work one-on-one with a chemistry professor on an original research project. Some students choose to enhance their research skills even further by applying for research experience for undergraduates (REU) programs at major universities during the summer.