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The Industrial Chemistry degree prepares students to enter a highly technical and demanding field. Industrial chemists work toward the development of new materials and chemical-based processes, study the chemistry of biological reactions important to new areas of biotechnology and human health, monitor environmental conditions, use advanced methods for chemical analysis, develop new energy sources or processes that are more energy efficient, and assist in the marketing and sales of industrial chemicals. Students are encouraged to participate in an appropriate field experience or research activity as part of their curriculum.
Graduates in the Houston area majoring in Industrial Chemistry will find Houston and the Gulf Coast region a fine prospect for employment. Houston is widely recognized as the energy/chemical capital of the world. Ranking first in petrochemicals and petroleum refining, Houston employs many workers in these industries.
The approved degree plan for this program will be determined through consultation among the student, his/her advisor in the Department of Natural Sciences, and the chairperson of the Department of Natural Sciences. A minimum of 120 hours of university-level course work is required to complete all graduation requirements.
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