B.S./B.A. in Chemistry

Earning a B.S. or B.A. in Chemistry from Georgian Court University has the ability to position you for a wide range of careers.

Today’s chemistry graduates can pursue teaching, laboratory work, or a career in the health or business arena. GCU offers several partnerships with other institutions and opportunities for hands-on learning. Additionally, the Honors Program awards students the ability to conduct independent research alongside a professor.

The undergraduate chemistry degree programs are only the beginning. If you want to go on to earn a doctoral degree from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in pharmacy or physical therapy, that’s also an option.

Courses

Program

To earn a B.S. or B.A. in Chemistry, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including:

  • General Education courses
  • Chemistry courses (42 credits for B.S.; 31 credits for B.A.)
  • Other courses (16 credits)

For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Courses

B.S. in Chemistry:

Chemistry:

  • CH113 General Chemistry I (4)
  • CH114 General Chemistry II (4)
  • CH223 Organic Chemistry I (4)
  • CH224 Organic Chemistry II (4)
  • CH241 Quantitative Analysis (4)
  • CH304 Chemical Literature (2)
  • CH331 Quantum Chemistry (4)
  • CH332 Reaction Dynamics (4)
  • CH334 Inorganic Chemistry (4)
  • CH402 Instrumental Analysis (4)
  • CH420 Chemistry/Biochemistry Seminar (1)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • CH411 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3)
    • CH413 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3)
    • CH416 Topics in Chemistry/Biochemistry (3)

Other:

  • PH121 General Physics I (4)
  • PH122 General Physics II (4)
  • MA115 Calculus I (4)
  • MA116 Calculus II (4)

Note: MA215 Calculus III (4) is strongly recommended.

B.A. in Chemistry

Chemistry:

  • CH113 General Chemistry I (4)
  • CH114 General Chemistry II (4)
  • CH223 Organic Chemistry I (4)
  • CH224 Organic Chemistry II (4)
  • CH241 Quantitative Analysis (4)
  • CH304 Chemical Literature (2)
  • CH332 Reaction Dynamics (4)
  • CH420 Chemistry/Biochemistry Seminar (1)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • CH331 Quantum Chemistry (4)
    • CH311 Biochemistry I (4)

Other:

  • PH121 General Physics I (4)
  • PH122 General Physics II (4)
  • MA115 Calculus I (4)
  • MA116 Calculus II (4)

Teaching Credentials

  • Early Childhood Education (P–3) with Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement
  • Elementary Education (K–6) with Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement*
  • Teacher of Chemistry (K–12) with Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement*
  • Teacher of Chemistry and Teacher of Physical Science (K–12) with Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement*

*Teacher of English as a Second Language option available

For required professional courses in education, please refer to the School of Education.

Minor in Chemistry

Add a flair of expertise to your science background when you earn a minor in chemistry from GCU. Gain insights into the scientific principles and discover real-world ways to apply what you learn in the lab. At least 24 credits are required and at least 12 credit hours must be taken at GCU to earn a minor in chemistry.

Program

To earn a minor in chemistry, you must successfully complete:

  • CH113 General Chemistry I (4)
  • CH114 General Chemistry II (4)
  • CH223 Organic Chemistry I (4)
  • CH224 Organic Chemistry II (4)
  • Chemistry electives (8)

For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.