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Chemistry is the science of matter and its interactions. Anything that can be felt, seen, smelled, tasted and heard has something to do with chemicals. Career options with a chemistry degree are extensive. They range from working on cures for diseases and protecting our environment to making cosmetics and researching renewable energy sources. As a graduate of Benedictine, students will have not only gained technical skills but also the broad knowledge associated with a liberal arts education. A major in Chemistry at Benedictine prepares students for the technical skills and knowledge that are required to enter graduate or professional school and obtain a job in the chemical industry.
Students completing a major in Chemistry will study all five areas of chemistry: organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry and biochemistry. Students will develop knowledge in spectral analysis, chemical literature, chemical research and learn advanced topics in chemistry taught by experts in their fields. Graduates will also have a strong background in calculus and physics, and have the option to complete minors in both areas. Chemistry majors must complete a research project and are encouraged to present their results at a professional meeting.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)