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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.

Students who major in chemistry or biochemistry begin their program with a laboratory-oriented introduction to the underlying principles of the discipline. This is followed by an in-depth study of the chemistry elements, compounds of carbon and other elements. Upper-level coursework includes physical chemistry, quantum and computational chemistry, biochemistry, quantitative and instrumental methods with emphasis on laboratory techniques, data analysis, and chemical information literacy. Oral and written technical communication skills development is an integral part of all courses with a capstone senior seminar presented by the students to the faculty members and students of the department. Students may also choose to participate in independent research projects with the professors.

To continue as a chemistry or biochemistry major, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the completion of 16 credits of freshman and sophomore chemistry courses.



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

Students who major in chemistry or biochemistry begin their program with a laboratory-oriented introduction to the underlying principles of the discipline. This is followed by an in-depth study of the chemistry elements, compounds of carbon and other elements. Upper-level coursework includes physical chemistry, quantum and computational chemistry, biochemistry, quantitative and instrumental methods with emphasis on laboratory techniques, data analysis, and chemical information literacy. Oral and written technical communication skills development is an integral part of all courses with a capstone senior seminar presented by the students to the faculty members and students of the department. Students may also choose to participate in independent research projects with the professors.

To continue as a chemistry or biochemistry major, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the completion of 16 credits of freshman and sophomore chemistry courses.



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

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.

Minor Sequence

A minimum of 23 hours of credit is required including:

CH113General Chemistry I4
CH114General Chemistry II4
CH223Organic Chemistry I4
CH224Organic Chemistry II4

At least 11 of these hours must be earned at Georgian Court.




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

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