- Emily Baumgardner ’14
- Hometown: West Chester, Ohio
- Major: Chemistry
My grandparents are alumni of Mount Union and are still very active on campus. I grew up with the University, wearing Mount Union hoodies in elementary school and getting Raider gear every year for Christmas. I actually chose to attend Mount Union partially because my grandparents live nearby and the closeness of the campus community. I knew I would get more out of an education if I could have the type of one-on-one relationships with professors that Mount Union offers.
What can you do with a major in chemistry? The options are many. According to the American Chemical Society (ACS), “chemists are the people who transform the everyday materials around us into amazing things.”
As a chemist, there are many ways that you can make a difference in the world. Finding a cure for cancer, monitoring the ozone that protects us from the sun, discovering new materials to make our homes warmer in the winter or creating new textiles to be used in the latest fashions – these are a few of the many things that chemists do, as identified by the ACS. By studying chemistry you can open the door to a rewarding and challenging career.
When you pursue a chemistry major at Mount Union, you have the opportunity to tailor the program to your interests and career aspirations. You’ll be prepared for further study in the field of chemistry and career success. Today, employment opportunities in the field of chemistry are especially strong in a number of fields.
- Environmental analysis
- Material science
- Allied health