Faculty: Megan Hess; Ted Wood (FS); Katherine Olsen, Lee West (PY)
Chemistry is the study of the materials that make up the physical universe and the transformations that these materials can undergo. Career opportunities include teaching, research, chemical laboratory work, chemical engineering, quality control, environmental monitoring, and medicine. Many opportunities are available to those with associate degrees, particularly as chemical lab technicians, but most positions require a bachelor’s or graduate degree.
Pierce College offers courses for students planning to transfer to four-year institutions, complete an associate degree, prepare for nursing, dental hygiene or veterinary technology programs, as well as those who desire elective credits in natural science.