Applied Chemistry major Department of Applied Chemistry

Applied Chemistry major
The abundance of modern life depends on the development of high-tech materials and cutting-edge technologies
The Applied Chemistry major starts by giving first- and second-year students the foundational chemical knowledge that underlies modern science and technology—from inorganic and organic chemistry to analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, polymer chemistry, biochemistry, and more. In the third and fourth years of study, the program covers the sophisticated specialist knowledge as well as experimental and analytical skills they need to become chemical engineers capable of developing high-tech materials and substances.

What you’ll learn with an Applied Chemistry major

  1. Take on a host of experimental and analytical challenges using state-of-the-art experimental equipment and materials
    Take one step into our research labs and you’ll find them overflowing with experimental equipment and materials—and they are all yours to discover as you dive into the fascinating world of chemical experiments and analysis, pushing forward until you reach that ah-ha moment of discovery.
  2. Present at academic conferences to expand your viewpoint and personal networks
    Many of AIT’s applied chemistry push their undergraduate students to participate in academic conferences, presenting their research findings and exchanging feedback with outside researchers in order to broaden their perspective and enrich their personal networks.
  3. Choose from a diverse array of potential career paths in research, development, and so much more!
    A good knowledge of chemistry opens up professional doors in manufacturing fields like ceramics, plastics, auto parts, and electronic components as well as at companies working in the environmental and energy sectors. Our students are naturally equipped for research and development pursuits, but can also put their education to work in sales positions, the service industry, and more.

Put your knowledge to work

Use your knowledge of basic and advanced applications in energy materials chemistry, solid-state reaction chemistry, and more to create innovative materials and substances.
Tires The demands on tires are more diverse than ever before, and chemical technologies are essential to the development of optimum materials for use in a variety of usage situations.
Lithium ion batteries Lithium ion batteries help solve many of our modern energy and environmental challenges—and are just one of the many new materials developed through applied chemistry.