Wayne State College


Chemistry is an important and useful study if you want to enter a health profession. The Chemistry Health Sciences degree at Wayne State College takes the study of chemistry and focuses it on the health and medical fields. This focus allows you to connect and understand the physical and biological sciences and how they relate to the medical profession. With a Chemistry Health Sciences degree, you will be prepared to move on with career possibilities such as a physician, pharmacist, or similar health profession, or graduate work in chemistry.

Sample Program of Study




99.8% of WSC grads are employed or in grad school

Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A. or B.S. in Chemistry/Health Sciences

Hours required:
For program: 55
General education: 30
To graduate from WSC: 120

Popular minors: Biology, Psychology, Physics, Spanish

School: Science, Health, and Criminal Justice

Department: Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Nationally Ranked Program

Most Focused Chemistry Degree, 2019 - College Factual

Top 10% of all U.S. Colleges

Most Focused Chemistry Degree Program, 2019

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Recognized for Excellence

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Scholarships and Aid

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships and aid for the chemistry health sciences degree program.

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world.


Skills Learned

  • Chemical processes and materials
  • Chemical experiment and design
  • Analytical, organic, and inorganic chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular genetics
  • Human anatomy
  • Probability and statistics
  • University physics and experimentation
  • Advanced lab techniques and management
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Research, observation, and analysis of data
  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Time management 


Possible Careers

  • Chemist
  • Medical lab technician
  • Histologist
  • Medical research scientist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Pathologist
  • Toxicologist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Phlebotomist
  • Chemical engineer
  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Physician Assistant



  • Hospitals and medical clinics
  • Medical research labs
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Schools, colleges, and universities
  • Environmental agencies
  • Public health organizations
  • Government / federal agencies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Chemical companies
  • Cosmetic companies
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Energy and utility companies

Learn From the Best

Our faculty are accomplished. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in the Chemistry Health Sciences degree program.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education by participating in clubs, organizations, activities, and more.

Student clubs and organizations

Clubs and Organizations

WSC Service Learning


Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.

Biology and Chemistry Student Activities


  • Research projects, class trips, and more – Conduct your own research and present your work at regional conferences. Additionally, you’ll have opportunities to help judge at the Junior Academy of Science Fair and also visit area analytical science labs.
  • Peer tutoring and mentoring programs – Help fellow students master their courses and improve their skills, or be part of a support system for new students, all while gaining valuable experience for your resume.
  • Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.

Clinical Practice

Before graduating with your degree in Chemistry, we encourage you to first complete an internship in order to gain field experience. Career Services is available to help you find the best internship opportunities in your field of study.

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