What will I study?
Students majoring in chemistry take chemistry, mathematics and physics courses to prepare them for further training in graduate programs and entry- level positions in the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. This program requires a 65-credit combination of chemistry (44 credits), mathematics (12 credits), physics (9 credits) and biology (3 credits) and supports the mission of the College of Arts and Science to train students in integrating their faith and learning in understanding and responding constructively to problems in the larger world.
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will ...
-- Account for the chemical and physical properties of substances in terms of chemical concepts and principles.
-- Solve problems by use of both mathematical and general scientific problem-solving skills in a variety of lecture and laboratory contexts.
-- Execute standard chemistry laboratory techniques.
-- Analyze data to identify trends and evaluate accuracy, precision, and statistical validity.
-- Compose reports that communicate conclusions drawn from data analysis.
-- Design and implement scientific experiments.
What classes will I take?
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Whether it be medications, the plastics used in cell phones, cosmetics or automotive paints, many of the products we use are developed with chemistry. Consequently, there are many career opportunities for people trained in chemistry.
Someday your job title could be one of these:
- Agricultural Chemist
- Chemical Technician
- Consumer Product Chemist
- Director of Analytical Services
- Environmental Scientist
- Forensic Chemist
- Medicinal Chemist
- Polymer Chemist
- Quality Control Chemist
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