Start your career on solid footing in fields as diverse as forensic, pharmaceutical, and environmental sciences with a degree in Chemical Microscopy. This unique qualification combines American Chemical Society-accredited curriculum at North Central College (NCC), Naperville, IL, with practical instruction by materials sciences industry experts at Hooke College of Applied Sciences.
Students study for three years at North Central College to gain a solid liberal arts education and the required degree prerequisites in general, organic, and analytical chemistry; biology; instrumental analysis; calculus; and physics. During the fourth year of study, students work alongside expert faculty at the Hooke College of Applied Sciences and industry professionals who attend the same courses using state-of-the-art microscopes and instruments. Students graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Microscopy, giving them the education and experience needed to pursue a career in materials sciences, forensic sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, environmental science, art conservation, and government and military fields, among others. Entering the job market with real-world experience gives our graduates a distinct advantage over traditional science majors.
All Chemical Microscopy majors complete their fourth year at Hooke College of Applied Sciences, attending one-week intensive courses followed by a week-long practicum project that reinforces all of the skills learned in class.
Applicants must apply for admission into the program through North Central College.
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