Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Chemistry is all around us. It’s the study of matter – and it is central to all other forms of science. Industries of all types rely on chemistry, from farms and pharmaceuticals to forensics and food processing. With a degree in chemistry, you’ll have the in-depth knowledge and practical skills to make a difference in research, industry or education.

Chemistry is all around us. It’s the study of matter – and it is central to all other forms of science. Industries of all types rely on chemistry, from farms and pharmaceuticals to forensics and food processing. With a degree in chemistry, you’ll have the in-depth knowledge and practical skills to make a difference in research, industry or education.

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Mission

The ACU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry integrates a Christian worldview with strong academic instruction and experience, educating students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world.

Program Structure

B.S. in Chemistry Degree Details

These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.

Required Hours

University Requirements: 56 credit hours + Major Requirements: 53 credit hours + Electives: 19 credit hours = Total Required: 128 credit hours*

*Based on track selection

Example Coursework

Organic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Polymer Chemistry

Minor Available

Yes

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Application Deadlines

Early Bird: Nov. 1
Regular: Feb. 1
National Candidates: May 1

Curriculum

Student in front of periodic table

A bachelor’s degree in chemistry prepares you for immediate career opportunities in education or industry, or provides a solid foundation for graduate or professional school.

The ACU Chemistry and Biochemistry Department has been approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS) since 1971 and offers ACS-certified degrees in chemistry and biochemistry.

If your passion is teaching, you can earn your teacher certification in chemistry, physical science or composite science in conjunction with the Department of Teacher Education.

Student Opportunities

Chemistry students have extensive opportunities to participate in research, internships and student activities, including:

  • Research, on campus or off
  • Summer internships
  • ACU Chemistry Club
  • Field trips to labs, power plants and conferences

Careers

Cynthia Powell leads students in Inquiry-based experiments.

With a degree in chemistry, you’ll be prepared for a wide choice of challenging career opportunities in an academic or industrial setting, including:

  • Chemist
  • Chemical engineer
  • Toxicologist
  • Research scientist
  • Chemistry teacher
  • Forensic scientist
  • Laboratory analyst
  • Sustainability consultant
  • Environmental chemist