Chemistry Majors and Minors
Our Professional Chemistry major is approved by the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training, one of only two such programs among schools affiliated with the churches of Christ (Lipscomb and Abilene) and one of only five private schools in Tennessee (Lipscomb, Fisk, Union, Vanderbilt and Rhodes). American Chemical Society approval is an assurance that the department has a quality, 21st century curriculum, a qualified faculty, modern instrumentation, a sufficient chemistry collection in the University library and adequate support facilities.
Majors: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
Total Hours: 62-72
Biochemistry - Emphasis in Biology Major - 71 hours
Studies in biochemistry provide an excellent background for pre-professional schools. This emphasis allows for a more comprehensive study in Biology and less mathematics.
Biochemistry - Emphasis in Chemistry Major - 70 hours
Studies in biochemistry provide an excellent background for medical school, for advanced study in biochemistry or molecular biology and for employment in the biotechnology field.
Biochemistry Major - Applied - 72 hours
This major requires less mathematics than the biochemistry major allowing time for additional study in biology, business or other areas of interest to the student.
Chemistry Major - Applied - 62-70 hours
This major requires less mathematics than the professional chemistry major allowing time for additional study in biology, business or other areas of interest to the student.
Chemistry Major - Professional - 65 hours
This major is designed for students who plan to attend graduate school in chemistry or a closely related field, or who wish to enter the workforce as professional chemists.
Chemistry Teaching Major (General Science - Chemistry)
Graduates with this major are certified to teach chemistry in high schools in Tennessee and other states.
Total Hours: 18