Explore the fascinating world of chemistry inside revamped, state-of-the-art chemistry laboratories and with professors who know you by name (not a number). You’ll have the opportunity to grow as a professional chemist, or to prepare for professional careers in other areas, such as medicine or teaching.
Bachelor of Arts or Science?
You decide. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree stresses the biological aspects of chemistry and is a good choice if you're preparing for the medical or paramedical professions.
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.), on the other hand, stresses more mathematical and scientific applications and is better if you plan to enter industry or to pursue graduate study in chemistry.
Either degree choice works if you plan to teach high school chemistry.
Get hands-on experience.
Conduct professional experiments and research side-by-side with faculty members, in their respective fields. Even earn a stipend doing it! The practical experience is a great résumé booster, especially for graduate school.
Learn in state-of-the-art labs.
Our facilities include new organic and general chemistry labs with state-of-the-art renovations, and a revamped molecular biology workshop with equipment unparalleled by any institution our size.
Become a STEM Scholar.
Major in chemistry at Briar Cliff, and you might be eligible to become a STEM Pathways Scholar — a scholarship opportunity worth thousands of dollars!
Chemistry Program Courses
- CHEM 111 - Principles of Chemistry I
- CHEM 111L - Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I
- CHEM 112 - Principles of Chemistry II
- CHEM 112L - Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II
- CHEM 235 - Quantitative Analysis
- CHEM 301 - Instrumental Analysis
- CHEM 337 - Organic Chemistry I
- CHEM 337L - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
- CHEM 338 - Organic Chemistry II
- CHEM 338L - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
- CHEM 339 - Inorganic Chemistry
- CHEM 442 - Biochemistry I
- CHEM 442L - Biochemistry I Laboratory
- CHEM 443 - Biochemistry II
- CHEM 445 - Physical Chemistry I
- CHEM 445L - Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
- MATH 200 - Elementary Statistics
- PHYS 121 - Basic Physics I
- PHYS 122 - Basic Physics II
Additional Program Requirements
Students with a chemistry major must also take a total of three one-hour courses via the "Research Track" (CHEM 05 IS, 13 IS & 35 IS) or the "Academic Track" (CHEM 04 IS, 35 IS & 36 IS).
All chemistry lab courses include a fee for supplies, which is billed at the time of registration.
For additional requirements and curriculum information, download the latest University academic catalog.