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From advanced materials to drug development and more, chemistry drives the discoveries and technologies that transform our lives in the 21st century. With a bachelor's degree from UAB, you'll be primed for a variety of careers in fields such as healthcare, forensics, journalism, research, and education. No matter what your future holds, we want to give you a competitive edge by offering research opportunities and an honors program to develop critical thinking and communication.

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Chemistry is at the heart of the transformative discoveries and technologies that will change society in the 21st century.

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