Chemistry

Chemistry

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The Chemistry minor allows students majoring in another discipline to develop familiarity with the chemical sciences. This program consists of six courses covering general chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry. Throughout these courses, you’ll gain hands-on laboratory experience under the guidance of our highly-qualified and experienced chemistry professors.

Careers: Lab Technician, Chemical Technician, Forensic Scientist, Chemical Engineer

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Unlock a deeper understanding and admiration for the harmony of the incredible world we live in. Chemistry, like all of the empirical sciences, is an avenue to greater knowledge and love of the Creator through His creation. In this program, you’ll excel in the theories and methodologies of scientific inquiry, all while firmly rooted in the liberal arts and the Catholic Faith.

light bulbFast Fact: In this program, your skills will go far beyond technical laboratory ability. We train our Chemistry students to be independent thinkers and complex problem solvers.

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Skills you will gain with

A Chemistry DEGREE

  1. Thorough Laboratory Experience – Thanks to our small lab sizes, you can expect a more complete laboratory experience with individualized attention and expert guidance from our dedicated professors to help you become the best you can be.
  2. Methods of Scientific Analysis – Through your lab experience, you’ll learn modern methods of scientific analysis and identification. You’ll use these methods to explore, discover, test and experiment with kinetics, chemical equilibria, organic compounds and more.
  3. Mathematical Proficiency – Competence in mathematics is essential for the effective study of the chemical sciences. Before progressing into the higher levels of chemistry and biochemistry available in this program, you’ll complete certain prerequisite courses to gain mastery in physics and mathematics.
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  • CHEM 125 General Chemistry I with Lab
  • CHEM 126 General Chemistry II with Lab
  • CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I with Lab
  • CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II with Lab
  • 8 credits of CHEM and/or BICM electives (300-level or above)
  • Note that some BICM electives have physics and math courses as prerequisites.

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Catholic Culture

The spiritual life on campus is the beating heart of Ave. Whether it’s attending Mass, receiving the sacraments, participating in retreats or getting spiritual direction, you’ll find the spiritual support you need from the priests and staff of Campus Ministry.

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CORE CURRICULUM

With AMU’s core curriculum, you’ll not only achieve breadth of knowledge, but also depth of knowledge. You’ll encounter the truth about God and His creation more completely through the dynamic interplay of all of the liberal arts, including theology and natural science.

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GO EVEN FURTHER WITH OUR BIOCHEMISTRY MAJOR

Build a comprehensive foundation in chemistry and biology to springboard into the fascinating world of biochemistry and molecular biology. With a degree in Biochemistry from AMU, you’ll be well on your way to higher studies or a competitive occupation in the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology marketplace.

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