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Why Study Chemistry: Studying chemistry gives you the tools to understand the world around you: How does ozone protect us from the sun? What makes hot sauce hot? What causes snake venom to be poisonous? Just what are calories – and why do they make me gain weight?
Chemical scientists who found the answers to these questions have educated us about our surroundings and made our lives safer and longer. Today’s students might discover a breakthrough in medicine or in our energy challenge. At GPC, students learn from an award-winning faculty in classes that meet the requirments of four-year universities.
“The Chemistry class really changed my views on college, influenced my choice of major, and made me excited about what the future holds for me.”
Emily Fancher, GPC Alumnus and former Honors Program Student
Kary Mullis, 1966 Georgia Tech Chemistry major, received the 1993 Nobel Prize for developing the PCR (polymerase chain reaction) DNA amplification technique seen on TV shows such as “CSI.” What will you do?
Potential Careers: The number of jobs for chemists is expected to grow 3 percent by 2018. Annual income varies according to academic degree and field of work; the average 2008 annual salary for a chemist was $66,230. A degree in chemistry opens the door to a variety of jobs, including:
Oil and Petroleum Chemist
Crime Lab Analyst
Food & Drug Inspector
Hazardous Waste Manager
Translator of Scientific Documents
Water Resources Specialist
Natural Resource Specialist
For potential career and wage information,
visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
As a GPC chemistry student, you’ll have access to: Classes that meet the requirements of most four-year colleges and universities, an award-winning faculty, and programs such as STEM or MESA that provide financial grants, fellowships or tutoring.