Chemistry Fact Sheet

 

Our Mission

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We strive to provide our chemistry majors with comprehensive and rigorous instruction in the foundational areas of the chemical sciences. We are dedicated to providing a learning environment where our students receive outstanding instruction and mentoring in chemistry within the context of a Christian liberal arts college. Our department is devoted to preparing chemistry majors for their career objectives following graduation in chemical industry, graduate or professional schools, teaching or other related fields.

Interested in how a chemistry major can prepare you for medical, physician assistant, dental, or pharmacy school?  Visit our Pre-Professional Pathways page to learn more.


Alumni Placement

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Recent graduates from our chemistry programs are employed by the following companies:

  • Baxter Pharmaceuticals, Marion, NC
  • Katahdin Analytical Services, Portland, ME
  • BASF Corporation, Charlotte, NC
  • Stallergenes Greer, Lenoir, NC

Other recent chemistry alumni are continuing their education in the following professional or graduate programs:

  • University of Virginia Department of Chemistry
  • Purdue University Department of Chemistry
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Chemistry
  • University of Toledo Department of Chemistry
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro Department of Chemistry
  • University of Tokyo Graduate Program in Sustainability Science
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry
  • University of Ottawa School of Medicine
  • Medical University of South Carolina School of Pharmacy
  • Wingate University School of Pharmacy

Opportunities for Growth and Learning

The Chemistry Program at Gardner-Webb provides students with a variety of opportunities to connect with faculty and other students.

  • Gamma Sigma Epsilon National Chemistry Honor Society
  • Sigma Zeta National Science and Math Honor Society
  • Pre-Medical and Dental Society
  • Laboratory Assistant Program
  • Undergraduate Research Projects
  • GlaxoSmithKline Women in Science Scholarships
  • Interviews and Career Counseling

Chemistry Curriculum1

The following is a typical four-year curriculum outline for a traditional Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry.

Freshman Year (Semester 1)HoursFreshman Year (Semester 2)Hours
General Chemistry I (CHEM 111)4General Chemistry II (CHEM 112)4
University 111 (UNIV 111)3General Biology (BIOL 111)4
Composition I (ENGL 101)3Composition II (ENGL 102)3
General Psychology (PSYC 201)3Free Elective3
American Heritage I3Art/Music/Theatre Survey3
Dimensions.5Dimensions.5
Total Hours16.5Total Hours17.5

 

 

Sophomore Year (Semester 1)HoursSophomore Year (Semester 2)Hours
Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 201)4Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 202)4
Foreign Language I3Foreign Language II3
Literature3Oral Communication3
Old Testament (RELI 300)3New Testament (RELI 301)3
Calculus I (MATH 151)4Calculus II (MATH 152)4
Dimensions.5Dimensions.5
Total Hours17.5Total Hours17.5

 

 

Junior Year (Semester 1)HoursJunior Year (Semester 2)Hours
Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 301)4Instrumental Analysis (CHEM 302)4
Foreign Language III3Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 351)4
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Western Civilization I (HIST 101)3Western Civilization II (HIST 102)3
Physical Education1Global Heritage3
Total Hours14Total Hours17

 

 

Senior Year (Semester 1)HoursSenior Year (Semester 2)Hours
Physical Chemistry I (CHEM 401)4Physical Chemistry II (CHEM 402)4
Chemistry Seminar I (CHEM 391)1Chemistry Seminar II (CHEM 491)1
General Physics for Scientists & Engineers I (PHYS 203)4Chemistry Elective24
American Heritage II3General Physics for Scientists & Engineers II (PHYS 204)4
Free Elective3Total Hours13
Total Hours15Total Program Hours128

The following is a typical four-year curriculum outline for the Pre-Medical, Pharmacy, Dental Professional Concentration for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry3.

Freshman Year (Semester 1)HoursFreshman Year (Semester 2)Hours
General Chemistry I (CHEM 111)4General Chemistry II (CHEM 112)4
University 111 (UNIV 111)3General Psychology (PSYC 201)3
General Biology (BIOL 111)4Composition II (ENGL 102)3
Composition I (ENGL 101)3Calculus I (MATH 151)4
Western Civilization I (HIST 101)3Western Civilization II (HIST 102)3
Dimensions.5Dimensions.5
Total Hours17.5Total Hours17.5


Sophomore Year (Semester 1)HoursSophomore Year (Semester 2)Hours
Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 201)4Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 202)4
Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL 203)4Anatomy and Physiology II (BIOL 204)4
Foreign Language I3Foreign Language II3
Physical Education1Literature3
Calculus II (MATH 152)4American Heritage I3
Dimensions.5Dimensions.5
Total Hours16.5Total Hours17.5


Junior Year (Semester 1)HoursJunior Year (Semester 2)Hours
Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 301)4Instrumental Analysis (CHEM 302)4
General Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (PHYS 203)4Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 351)4
Art/Music/Theatre Survey3General Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (PHYS 204)4
Foreign Language III3Biology Elective44
Total Hours14Total Hours16


Senior Year (Semester 1)HoursSenior Year (Semester 2)Hours
Physical Chemistry I (CHEM 401)4Physical Chemistry II (CHEM 402)4
Chemistry Seminar I (CHEM 391)1Chemistry Seminar II (CHEM 491)1
Biochemistry (CHEM 422) (Chemistry Elective)4Medical Terminology (BIOL 222)1
Old Testament (RELI 101)3New Testament (RELI 102)3
Global Heritage3Oral Communication3
American Heritage II3
Total Hours15Total Hours15
Total Program Hours
129


1 These correspond to representative course schedules. Actual schedules may vary depending on course availability. Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding their actual schedule.

2 Chemistry electives include Environmental Chemistry (CHEM 310), Forensic Chemistry (CHEM 380), Special Topics in Chemistry (CHEM 405), Aquatic Chemistry (CHEM 420), or Biochemistry (CHEM 422).

3 Various professional schools have different requirements. It is important for the student to check with the professional school they are interested in and tailor their schedule accordingly.

4 Biology electives for this concentration include General Microbiology (BIOL 206), Genetics (BIOL 301), Cell Biology (BIOL 352), or Immunology (BIOL 411).


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Email: naturalsciences@gardner-webb.edu

Phone: 704-406-4498

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