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Chemistry at University of Delaware

Every chemistry school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the chemistry program at University of Delaware stacks up to those at other schools.

UD is located in Newark, Delaware and approximately 23,613 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 32 chemistry majors received their bachelor's degree from UD.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Chemistry section at the bottom of this page.

UD Chemistry Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry
  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry
  • Doctorate Degree in Chemistry

UD Chemistry Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the chemistry progam at UD compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The chemistry major at UD is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Chemistry. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Chemistry Doctor’s Degree Schools 22
Most Focused Chemistry Doctor’s Degree Schools 31
Best Value Chemistry Schools 41
Most Focused Chemistry Master’s Degree Schools 157

In 2021, 6 students received their master’s degree in chemistry from UD. This makes it the #104 most popular school for chemistry master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 19 students who received their doctoral degrees in chemistry, making the school the #48 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Chemistry Graduates from UD Make?

The median salary of chemistry students who receive their bachelor's degree at UD is $46,748. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 26% higher than the national average of $37,104 for all chemistry bachelor's degree recipients.


Chemistry Student Demographics at UD

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the chemistry majors at University of Delaware.

UD Chemistry Bachelor’s Program

50% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The chemistry program at UD awarded 32 bachelor's degrees in 2020-2021. About 50% of these degrees went to men with the other 50% going to women.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Delaware with a bachelor's in chemistry.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 15
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

UD Chemistry Master’s Program

50% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 6 chemistry students who graduated with a master's degree in 2020-2021 from UD, about 50% were men and 50% were women.


Of the students who received a chemistry master's degree from UD, 67% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Delaware with a master's in chemistry.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 4
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

UD also has a doctoral program available in chemistry. In 2021, 19 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Chemistry Grads May Go Into

A degree in chemistry can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DE, the home state for University of Delaware.

Occupation Jobs in DE Average Salary in DE
High School Teachers 2,650 $65,040
Chemists 1,420 $105,570
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 370 $59,890
Chemistry Professors 80 $90,430


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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