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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, B.S.

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About the B.S. in Chemistry

These degrees prepare students for

  • Direct entry into the chemical professions, including research careers
  • Entry into graduate school in chemistry or related physical or biological
  • Further training in the health professions, including medicine
  • Entry into a special 3+2 or 4+2 combined program in Forensic Science, Engineering or Optometry
  • Secondary education including certification
  • Internship opportunities
  • Opportunities to study abroad at some of the top universities around the world

Proven Formula for Inspired Learning

Sometimes our greatest power lies in the questions we ask rather than the answers we already know. As a Chemistry or Physics student at Arcadia, you’ll tap into this scientific curiosity and enjoy unique opportunities to:

  • Engage in publishable research.
  • Perform customized lab work where you’ll play a central role.
  • Combine your science studies with other academic paths.
  • Present your research at local and national scientific meetings.

As you take your first college step toward a professional career, it’s important to be challenged but also to know that your professors are by your side. You’ll find this at Arcadia and discover the true scientist in yourself.

Arcadia’s Chemistry programs provide a working knowledge of the concepts that underlie chemical and physical phenomena. Each course develops the ability to solve real scientific problems quantitatively using structural models, mechanisms and the integrated application of physicochemical principles. Technological and cultural scientific problems—such as environmental pollution, energy resources and conservation of natural resources—are explored, along with material in astronomy, geology, chemistry and physics.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Bachelor of Science recipients are certified by the American Chemical Society as having met that society’s high standards for an undergraduate degree in chemistry.

  • Biochemistry Concentration: Tailored to students who want to pursue advanced training in the health professions, this program is often chosen by pre-medical students.

Requirements for the B.S. in Chemistry

(67 credits as listed below, with Undergraduate Curriculum requirements and electives to total 128)

Additional Information

Biochemistry Concentration: (in addition to the above requirements in Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics)

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