Bachelor of Arts: Chemistry
Bachelor of Science: Chemistry
Are you interested in studying medicine, forensics or chemistry? Do you enjoy lab work? Do you want to enter medical school?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then our Chemistry program will prepare you to excel in your future. We offer opportunities for hands-on learning and study under experienced faculty who will guide you through the chemistry program
Chemistry spans several fields and bridges various disciplines, so chemists are poised to discover and develop new medicines, materials and consumer products more rapidly than ever before.
Chemistry plays an important role in a wide range of professional areas including pharmaceuticals, the environment, materials development and consumer products development. It’s also critical for government agencies such as the EPA, FDA, USDA and forensics laboratories.
Our program offers two degree options: a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science, which is a more intensive degree. Concordia’s location just 10 miles west of downtown Chicago gives you access to numerous laboratories, associations and medical centers to enhance your coursework.
Students interested in teaching chemistry can choose to major or minor in chemistry at the secondary level. Early childhood and elementary education students have the option to select a physical science or general science specialty.
General Course Information
In the College of Arts and Sciences, chemistry students can choose to earn a bachelor of arts degree or a bachelor of science degree.
For a bachelor of arts degree, 25 of the required 33 hours are completed through mandatory classes, whereas for the bachelor of science degree, 35-36 of the required 54 hours are completed through mandatory classes. Bachelor of science chemistry students also must complete support courses in mathematics and physics, and must select additional chemistry courses above the 2000 level.
CHE-4720: ACCA–Chemistry is one of the department’s most popular courses. It’s one of a limited number of chemistry classes taught in conjunction with the Association of Colleges in the Chicago Area. The ACCA is an association made up of 15 liberal arts universities and strives to promote collegiate education in the sciences through the collaboration of member colleges and government laboratories.
For details about required courses and course descriptions, please visit our online catalog pages.
Concordia University Chicago is conveniently located within a large metropolitan area, so students can take advantage of many opportunities. Internship prospects are plentiful in business, education, health care and many more fields. In addition, our students benefit from access to research opportunities and professional conferences that help them network.
Our professors take advantage of Concordia’s location by leading their students on visits to sites such as polymer plants, nuclear power plants, cosmetic analytical laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, conservation education agencies, forensic laboratories, FermiLab, Shedd Aquarium, Argonne National Laboratory and The Museum of Science and Industry.