The Department of Natural Sciences at Gardner-Webb University offers three majors: biology, chemistry, and environmental science. These degrees are housed in the brand-new science laboratory center.

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With a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, you will be exposed to the traditional areas of the discipline including organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, and biochemistry. The program also places an emphasis on modern instrumentation to prepare you for graduate studies, professional school, or employment. 

Undergraduate Admissions

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree program will help you cultivate a comprehensive skill set in the foundational areas of the chemical sciences. Set within a rigorous academic learning environment, you will receive outstanding instruction and mentoring in chemistry within the context of a Christian liberal arts college. Chemistry majors will be thoroughly prepared for their career objectives following graduation in chemical industry fields, graduate or professional schools, teaching, or other related careers.

 

Gardner-Webb’s Department of Natural Sciences works to help students develop a strong science background and critical thinking skills through meaningful experiences both in classroom and in field environments. By aiming to prepare students for productive professional careers or for entry into graduate or professional schools, the Department remains consistent with the educational mission of Gardner-Webb University and balances an interdisciplinary science foundation with the Christian values of faith, stewardship, ethics, and social responsibility.

Your degree in chemistry will equip you for graduate or professional schools, teaching, or employment in chemical industry fields and other related careers. An undergraduate degree is sufficient for entry-level positions such as lab coordinator, research assistant, product testing or analysis, technical sales, or service representative.

 

Our alumni are making positive contributions in a variety of sectors including research, development, analysis and testing, consulting, forensics and more.

In addition to the Gardner-Webb University general education requirements, the student must complete a minimum of 34 hours of chemistry coursework in the major.

 

Additional information, including descriptions of specific courses and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.

A minor in chemistry requires 16 credit hours of coursework in both required and elective courses. Other minors available through the Department of Natural Sciences include biology (16 hours), environmental science (16 hours), general science (20 hours), health science (16 hours), and physical science (16 hours).

 

Additional information about these minors, including descriptions of specific courses and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.

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