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.

Department of Natural Sciences



The chemistry major will expose you 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.


Chemistry (CHEM) Major Requirements

A major in Chemistry requires 34 semester hours.


The major courses are:

CHEM 201: Organic Chemistry I (4 hrs.)
CHEM 202: Organic Chemistry II (4 hrs.)
CHEM 301: Analytical Chemistry (4 hrs.)
CHEM 302: Instrumental Analysis (4 hrs.)
CHEM 351: Inorganic Chemistry (4 hrs.)
CHEM 401: Physical Chemistry I (4 hrs.)
CHEM 402: Physical Chemistry II (4 hrs.)
CHEM 422: Biochemistry (4 hrs.)
two semesters of chemistry seminar


Chemistry Elective
CHEM 310: Environmental Chemistry (4 hrs.)

CHEM 320: Environmental Fate of Chemicals (4 hrs.)

CHEM 405: Topics in Advanced Chemistry (1 to 4 hrs.)

CHEM 420: Aquatic Chemistry (4 hrs.)

CHEM 422: Biochemistry (4 hrs.)


Additional Requirements

MATH 151: Calculus I (4 hrs.)
MATH 152: Calculus II (4 hrs.)
CHEM 112: General Chemistry II (4 hrs.)
PHYS 203: General Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (4 hrs.)

PHYS 204: General Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (4 hrs.)


Chemistry chosen as a secondary major must meet all the requirements of the primary major. 


Dr. Benjamin Brooks, Department Chair
Phone: (704) 406-4387