Polymer and Color Chemistry

Dr. Beck with students

What is Polymer and Color Chemistry?

The Polymer and Color Chemistry program at NC State University is unique in North America and addresses the science and technology of the fascinating fields of polymers and color chemistry. Our students learn core physical science subjects yet focus in one of a number of important applied chemistry related fields.

Polymers
In addition to their critical role in all living organisms (proteins, DNA, etc.) polymers are found in most of the materials we use in our daily lives. The PCC program provides education on the chemistry, physics and uses of polymers as well as their structure property relationships.

Color
Almost all materials are colored in some way, either by dyeing, printing, packaging, or painting for instance. The chemical, physical and perceptual aspects of color and their application to a wide range of materials including paint, textiles, as well as cosmetic compounds are studied.

What can a student do with a PCC degree?
A powerful benefit to obtaining a BS in Polymer and Color Chemistry is its versatility. It allows students to enter a variety of key industries as well as gain entrance to a large number of professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, law, etc., or any graduate program. The choice a student has to seek employment directly after graduation remains a strong attraction for this degree program. We have an established track record of our graduates being exceptionally successful in all types of ventures. Also, we anticipate that the number of students graduating with a PCC degree will increase in the future, but will still be a low number compared to many traditional BS degrees.

For additional information about degree concentrations and research activities please visit relevant pages and if you have additional questions please contact us at pccprogram@ncsu.edu