Monthly Archives: October 2016

What skills do employers want from college graduates?

Each year the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) surveys employers to determine the top 10 personal qualities/skills employers seek. Note that the list below emphasizes transferable skills. These are not found in any one particular job or major, but can be gained in a variety of ways including coursework, extracurricular activities, volunteer work,…

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How do I approach a faculty member about doing research in his or her group?

After you have identified a few faculty members whose research looks interesting to you from reading a description of their research interests, it is time to contact them directly for more information. When you call (call your favorite first), tell them that you are an undergraduate major in chemistry interested in pursuing undergraduate research with…

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I hope to go to medical school, which track is best for me?

Any of the chemistry major tracks will provide adequate preparation for medical school. Chemistry majors from Fayetteville State University have typically been very successful in being accepted to medical schools. The pre-health track is designed for students interested in medical school and fulfills all medical school requirements. Students in the BS Chemistry track will need to take…

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What types of chemistry degrees are offered? 

The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Fayetteville State University offers three degree programs:Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Chemistry, Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemistry, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (BChE) as a 3 + 2 dual program in conjunction with North Carolina State University (you can receive two degrees, BS Chemistry…

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