Chemistry and Physical Science

Train your brain to think beyond boundaries. Spend time researching and experimenting within our chemistry lab. Strengthen your knowledge of the “central sciences,” chemistry and physics, and unlock your potential as a research scientist.

Chemistry students working in the lab
  • 4 State-of-the-Art Lab Facilities
  • 10 Full-Time Faculty in the College of Natural and Health Sciences
  • 113 Student Presentations at Oklahoma Academy of Science since 2000
  • 100% OC Students Won Every Category Entered at Okla. Academy of Science 2018

Check out your schol­ar­ship opportunities!

Chemistry, Biology & Science Scholarships

Career Paths

Find your area of expertise by diving into research projects, creating chemical concoctions and listening to academic lectures.

  • Primary & Secondary Education
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Hazardous Waste Chemist
  • Geochemist
  • Biochemist
  • Agricultural Chemist
  • Environmental Protection
  • Pharmacologist
  • Solar Energy Physicist
  • Clinical Scientist
Chemistry students working in the lab

What does your future as a chemistry and physical scientist look like?


Median Salary: $83,850

Material Scientist

Median Salary: $85,400

Astronomers and Physicists

Median Salary: $123,730

Physical Scientist

Median Salary: $110,090

*Bureau of Labor Statistics

Take inter­est­ing class­es like inor­gan­ic chem­istry, mod­ern physics, foren­sic tox­i­col­o­gy, astron­o­my and biochemistry.

Degree Plans

Eagle Spotlight

I love that OC is a smaller campus because you are able to meet people from different departments and backgrounds.

Courtney Wallace
C wallace 1