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The degree in Chemistry is designed for those who wish to work as laboratory scientists or for those who are interested in pursuing research or graduate studies. The program is thorough and rigorous, and the explorations of a wide variety of career possibilities in research areas are possible. There are two well equipped research labs and students are encouraged to be involved in research.
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Opportunities that are not part of any regular program exist on and off campus to provide sound practical experience, such as student assistants, participation in the campus-tutoring programs, and field studies. Internships at numerous facilities are available to students to develop and apply their skills.
The Rhoades Science Center includes a greenhouse for work in biology and botany, a planetarium and laboratories for biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, computer science, and photography studies. Students have access to:
- A fully equipped Aquatic Macro invertebrate Laboratory and Biomedical Research laboratory
- Weather stations
- River gauge station
- Fish hatchery
- The dam and reservoir at Lake Ashtabula
- The Soil Conservation Service
- North Dakota State Extension Service.
- Biology faculty have ongoing connections with North Dakota Department of Health, ND Parks and Recreation, Northern Prairie
- Wildlife Research Center, and the US Army Corps of engineers and with faculty involved in graduate programs at UND and NDSU.
  • Program Contact

    For specific questions about the content of the courses or the nature of the program.
    Andre DeLorme
    Professor / Dir. of Prairie Waters Education/Research Center
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  • Enrollment Services Representative

    For all general questions, especially for students new to VCSU.
    Kaleen Peterson
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