Chemistry – Program Features

Project-Based Learning



With a major in chemistry you’ll study organic, analytical and physical chemistry, biochemistry, math and physics. Coupled with your liberal arts requirements, you’ll be well qualified to enter fields ranging from agriculture to the food industry, from chemical manufacturing to environmental protection.

With a degree in chemistry you will be well prepared to pursue graduate studies in numerous fields including chemistry, forensics, medicine, dentistry or law especially environmental regulatory or patent law.

Professional Partnerships

Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few. Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.