siena’s new interdisciplinary chemistry-business degree includes instruction in chemistry, economics, accounting, finance, mathematics, management and marketing, with the goal of combining both the conceptual and practical aspects of chemistry with those of business. you will specialize in either field and emerge well-prepared for career opportunities that incorporate science, technology and business.

as a chemistry-business major, you will gain experience in two areas of study, allowing you to succeed in a wide range of careers, such as:

  • pharmaceutical and chemical sales
  • advertising
  • industrial management
  • technical communication
  • chemical marketing
  • industrial chemistry
  • entrepreneurship
  • product development

according to the u.s. census bureau, 64% of stem graduates are working in non-stem occupations. at siena, we bring scholars together in chemistry, biochemistry, marketing, finance, economics, management... the list goes on —  to prepare you to transition directly to the workforce with the foundational knowledge to pursue a seemingly endless list of career opportunities. 

topics to be explored:

  • chemical fundamentals
  • business fundamentals
  • chemical and quantitative analysis
  • chemical structure and bonding
  • communications
  • organic and biochemistry
  • physical and inorganic chemistry
  • industrial chemistry
  • accounting
  • management
  • marketing
  • experiential learning

jesse karr, ph.d.

associate professor, department of chemistry and biochemistry