As a chemistry major at Mid-Plains Community College, you’ll explore many different
topics, from the chemical basis for life to the environmental problems caused by chemicals.
MPCC’s physical science and chemistry courses are designed for students who intend
to transfer to four-year colleges and universities to complete educational requirements
necessary for careers as chemists, geologists, geophysicists, meteorologists, physicists,
science educators and numerous related occupations.
Physical science and chemistry courses are also a part of pre-professional programs
such as engineering, agriculture, medicine, nursing and numerous health occupations.
Because chemistry is so important, MPCC offers different levels to meet the needs
of everyone served. There’s an introductory level as well as general and advanced
options. The classes are at multiple times to accommodate both traditional and non-traditional
In addition to regular, daytime classes, evening classes are available. There’s even a four-credit hybrid course designed for working students. It includes online lectures, videos, practice problems and weekly quizzes. Once a week, during the evening, students travel to campus for a lab where they receive one-on-one instruction.
Chemistry is a major that leads into many career options, with becoming a chemist
as the first option. Other options a chemistry major may pursue is medical school,
dental school, pharmacy school, optometry school, environmental scientist, biological
scientist, and many more.
Other career opportunities:
- Secondary and post-secondary science
- Analytical chemist
- Chemical engineer
- Healthcare scientist, clinical biochemistry
- Forensic scientist
- Research scientist (physical sciences)
- Tuition & Fees (60 credits): $6720
- Housing: $3100 (average NP North, NP South, and Brooks)