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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.

Did You Know?

Chemistry is often called the "central science" because it is necessary for studying biology, astronomy, earth science, and physics.

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.