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Chemistry Major Degree Program

As a student in Asbury University’s Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Chemistry degree program, you’ll be prepared for an exciting and explorative career in industry, government, academic fields and beyond.

You’ll gain applied experience and demonstrate technical skills in scientific reasoning and mathematical and physical concepts underlying chemical processes, furthering your understanding with research projects.

Graduates of the chemistry program are prepared to find their niche in the job market, seek advanced chemistry education and deeply engage society with integrative thinking.

Chemistry Degree Requirements 

Students find the B.A. in Chemistry degree program curriculum to be challenging and rewarding, building their work ethic and personal point of view as well as preparing them in necessary math and science topics.

Requirements are distributed between chemistry core courses, cross-disciplinary scientific courses and Foundations general education requirements. You’ll spend time in classrooms as well as Asbury’s high-tech laboratories, demonstrating your knowledge through a final senior research project and seminar.

  • 64 credits in chemistry and cross-disciplinary core courses
  • 49 credits in Undergraduate Foundations general education courses
  • 11 credits in choice of free elective courses

Chemistry majors at Asbury learn how to process and analyze materials, apply theoretical concepts to real problems and connect and communicate with multiple audiences to create new interdisciplinary knowledge.

Become prepared to enter the job market or pursue further education in your preferred field strengthened by electives and research-based learning, whether it’s environmental science, healthcare, manufacturing or forensics.

Review complete degree requirements for the B.A. in Chemistry.

Chemistry Major Courses 

Chemistry major requirements integrate each sub-discipline of the field. You’ll gain direct experience in courses such as:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Calculus
  • Physics

You’ll learn the composition, characteristics, changes and uses of substances and energy and explore the benefits and dangers of those substances hands-on in the safest and most up-to-date laboratories.

Preparation for Careers in Chemistry 

The B.A. in Chemistry program at Asbury is proven to produce individuals who excel in the quality and quantity of their scientific knowledge and demonstrate professionalism and a high work ethic. The companies who hire our chemistry majors have told us so. Interesting and meaningful work can be found in fields such as:

  • Quality assurance
  • Environmental science
  • Forensic chemistry
  • Agriculture
  • Materials science
  • Medical research
  • Toxicology
  • Pharmacology

With a bachelor’s in chemistry, you can start on the path to advanced medical and scientific careers or start a career immediately as a chemist in laboratory settings for a variety of purposes. Chemist and research scientist roles, accessible with a bachelor’s program, are projected to grow over 10 years by 2031, with an average annual salary of $79,430, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Pathway to Graduate Programs and Health Professions

If your calling is to pursue advanced career paths such as physician (M.D. or D.O.), academic professor or researcher, veterinarian, doctor of pharmacy or policymaker, Asbury’s chemistry major program ensures you gain the prerequisite knowledge and experience to apply to medical or graduate school.

Asbury’s robust Health Professions program offers unrivaled academic and personal guidance to students seeking careers in nursing, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, physical and occupational therapy and more.

Through Asbury Health Professions, you’ll have dedicated assistance choosing classes and experiences that help you prepare for medical and graduate school applications. Our community partnerships in the health industry also offer chances for guaranteed- and early-acceptance opportunities to medical and graduate schools in the area.

Learn about Asbury’s Pre-Health Professions preparation program.

Why Major in Chemistry at Asbury University

▾ Participate in Undergraduate Research

Chemistry majors at Asbury gain unrivaled research experience. Current professors guide classroom projects, and school alumni regularly select students to participate in local and national initiatives at highly respected institutions. The following are examples of research projects completed by graduates of the B.A. in Chemistry program:

  • “Determination of Ochratoxin A in Kentucky Black Walnuts” Bryce ’20
  • “Robotic Therapies for Pediatric Patients Affected by Cerebral Palsy” Tyler ’21
  • “Synthesis of a Gallium Metallocavit and Nanoparticle for Bacterial Inhibition” Bryce ’20
  • “Algae Growth Optimization and Further Applications” Young ’20 and Olivia ’22
  • “Development of a Highly Efficient Nicotine-Metabolizing Enzyme through Computational Design” Young ’18

Through class projects and applied research opportunities, students majoring in chemistry develop complete papers individually or as a group and present their findings at conferences near and far, including the annual SEARCH symposium.

Learn how the Office of Career and Calling helps you locate and complete professional work and research experiences.

▾ Small Class Sizes

Like many of Asbury’s science and health majors, the chemistry major features small class sizes that reinforce one-on-one learning starting in your introductory courses and continuing to your advanced-level coursework.

Asbury’s school-wide average student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1, and chemistry majors often take courses with fewer than 20 students. Science and Health Department faculty are always close by to answer your queries and address your needs.

▾ Cutting-Edge Laboratory Facilities

Asbury Science and Health Department facilities include chemistry laboratories where students use and become familiar with the same equipment they will use in their professional enterprises.

In dedicated general, organic and analytical chemistry laboratories, you will get to practice hands-on with tech, including chromatography equipment and spectroscopy instruments. The Shaw Collaborative Learning Center also houses the biology laboratories and the Dayton School of Business, facilitating interaction between disciplines and entrepreneurial collaboration.

▾ Student Support and Resources

From your professors to your peers, student support is meaningfully integrated across Asbury’s campus to help guide you in each facet of your college experience.

Career and professional development are important, but we believe that personal development and community connections are just as essential.

Explore Student Services programs and resources.


Related Science and Health Majors

Asbury offers several science and health degree programs that can be tailored to your unique goals, from teaching to research. Available majors include:

Asbury Admissions and Financial Aid

Asbury’s Undergraduate Admissions can assist you in taking the first step to earning your bachelor’s in chemistry.

Apply to the B.A. in Chemistry Program at Asbury University

Asbury University’s Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry degree program where students become ready to explore the world of chemical and material interaction in pursuit of hands-on careers at the forefront of scientific knowledge.

Take the first step and request information about Asbury’s chemistry major. Or, start your application.