At a Glance

Program units

63-66

Accreditation

WASC

*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.

Chemistry Major

APU’s chemistry major equips students to explore the chemical foundations of our world. The degree provides a solid foundation in general, organic, inorganic, analytical, and physical chemistry; quantitative and instrumental analysis; physics; and calculus. These then provide a framework for in-depth study of advanced chemistry concepts and related fields such as thermodynamics, kinetics, quantum mechanics, biochemistry, synthesis, and more.

Chemistry students have access to state-of-the-art equipment in the new Segerstrom Science Center, including a nuclear magnetic resonance lab. With this resource and many others, students develop expert problem-solving skills and the ability to work at the interface between chemistry, biology, and physics.

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re a chemistry major if you:

  • Are thorough, process oriented, and detail oriented.
  • Wonder why things happen in everyday life.
  • Enjoy science and math.
  • Like to figure out how things work.
  • Wish to explore a Christian's role in the scientific community.

Learn more about this major.

Note: This information is current for the 2014-15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.