The B.A. Chemistry major is appropriate for students seeking to combine foundational study in chemistry with coursework in biology and social sciences as preparation for professional school in medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, and physician's assistant. Students also may combine the B.A. major with a concentration of courses outside the School of Science to pursue chemistry careers in non-traditional areas such as law, journalism, computers, management, etc. Finally, the B.A. chemistry major offers students time to study abroad or pursue a more liberal education while having preparation to obtain entry-level employment as a chemist in many industries.
Upon completing the B.A. in Chemistry, students will be able to:
- Have strong skills in quantitative analysis and express a considerable knowledge of chemistry.
- Be able to effectively communicate scientific principles and research outcomes through both writing and oral presentation.
- Conduct experiments and produce data that is scientifically ethical.
- Write a complete report of laboratory findings.
Students must achieve the following program requirements for all courses listed under Program Requirements and Program Required Courses for the Chemistry major.
Major Credits: 48
Major Residency Credits: 16
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Minimum Grade: C-
Program Required Courses
Additional courses recommended for pre-medical studies are:
Since each professional school may have additional, specific admission requirements, pre-professional students should consult with their advisor and professional school catalogs for further details.
To graduate from the College of St. Scholastica, baccalaureate students must meet the following minimum degree requirements.
Total Credits: 128
Upper Division Credits: 42
Residency Requirement: 32
Minimum GPA: 2.0