Chemistry

 
 
 

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Whether you select chemistry as your sole area of study or combine it with another major such as biology, business, or mathematics, this major will prepare you for a variety of career areas or set forth further opportunity as a graduate student.

Degrees

Chemistry (B.S.)

Major

Chemistry (B.A.)

Major

Chemistry

Minor

A Great Fit For

  • People who enjoy problem-solving, and are adaptive and analytical.
  • Those who possess a high aptitude for math and science.
  • Individuals interested in identifying solutions through research, streamlining processes, or creating efficiencies.
  • Anyone who enjoys research and experimentation.

THE MORNINGSIDE DIFFERENCE

Internships

Students have the opportunity to complete internships, which may be local, regional, national, and even international. Internships give our students chances to learn more about particular fields and develop additional skills through hands-on activities. Our program can help students to earn internship opportunities in many areas and applications of chemistry.

Travel

You will have the opportunity to travel regionally, nationally, and even internationally for professional conferences, industry field trips, or May Term courses. Travel grants and special scholarship eligibility may be available.

Research & Active Learning

Make new discoveries by researching alongside professors in areas such as computational modeling, synthesis/analysis of polymers, nutritional biochemistry, and environmental chemistry; share your discoveries by participating in professional conferences/workshops, and perhaps even publish your work in a professional journal!

FEATURED COURSES

REQUIRED

Emphasizes measurement, stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, gas, liquid, and solid properties and descriptive properties.

REQUIRED

A systematic course in classification, nomenclature, synthesis, reactions, and spectroscopy of carbon compounds. The compounds are studied on a basis of the functional groups, and an emphasis is placed upon an understanding of the mechanism of the reactions that are involved. Laboratory (4 hours) work involves practice in the techniques of synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic compounds.

ELECTIVE

An introductory course into the chemical events that take place in living tissue. It deals with the chemistry and metabolism of all living organisms and the methods to monitor metabolism.

REQUIRED

Lectures on advanced chemical equilibria, treatment of data, nonaqueous systems, advanced redox reactions, potentiometry, statistical evaluation of data, and the place of chemical analysis in society and in legal or regulatory issues. Laboratory emphasizes quantitative volumetric analysis and introductory instrumental methods.

MEET THE FACULTY

Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas

Associate Professor

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Christopher Schwartz

Visiting Assistant Professor

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Brian McFarland

Brian McFarland

Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs

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RELATED MAJORS & MINORS

Still looking for the right fit? Here are some additional program options that we think might interest you or are often paired with this program. You can also view the programs page to keep exploring your options.

WHY STUDY AT MORNINGSIDE?

13:1

student/faculty ratio so you’re assured a quality education focused on you

99%

employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation

65+

majors & pre-professional programs available

OUTCOMES

Graduates from the chemistry program have found positions working in quality control, research and development, chemical analysis, and management with businesses in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, and around the world. You may also choose to continue your education in graduate school. Past students have pursued chemistry, molecular biology, or health professions such as medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, optometry, and veterinary medicine.

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