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About the Professional Chemist Degree Program

On Campus

The faculty in the University of Nebraska at Kearney's Department of Chemistry believe in a "hands-on" science experience. In the program, students are provided with the best laboratory experience possible through access to state-of-the-art equipment and participation in active undergraduate research programs. The program is appropriate for many students planning careers in industry and research as well as students going on to advanced study in chemistry. This degree is certified by the American Chemical Society. 

100% acceptance rate into graduate schools

over the last 10 years for those wanting to continue their education.

Professional Chemist’s Comprehensive Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

Professional Chemist Comprehensive, Bachelor of Science


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Thomas Webber

“At UNK, I was involved in research so I was able to become familiar with and use an incredible variety of instruments.” It is easy to get involved with research early at UNK, which Webber says is a big boost to a resume when applying for a job or graduate school. “The professors are passionate about their classes and really want the students to understand and enjoy what they are teaching.”

Thomas Webber


What can you do with a Professional Chemist’s Comprehensive Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Professional Chemist’s Comprehensive graduates work for.


  • Chemical Laboratories
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Advanced Degrees (M.S., Ph.D.) for academic careers


  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • Kansas State Medical College
  • Washington State University
  • California Institute fo Technology
  • Georgia State University
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Iowa State University
  • Nonopartz - Loveland, CO
  • Celerion - Lincoln, NE

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