BA IN CHEMISTRY

Deerfield, IL


WHY STUDY CHEMISTRY AT TIU?

We believe that God is revealed in both his Word and in his world. A study of both is necessary to develop a healthy, biblical worldview while studying the sciences, like chemistry.  We will teach you to scientifically study the natural world in order to critically evaluate what you observe and gain a deeper understanding of God as he is revealed in the world, develop a sense of responsibility to the world, and appreciate aesthetically the wonders of the world. 

WHERE YOU STUDY MATTERS

Trinity is located in a peaceful wooded setting, just 25 miles north of downtown Chicago. This prime location offers some of the nation’s best school districts, a variety of ministry organizations, and 12 Fortune 500 companies within 12 miles of campus to apply practically what you are learning in the classroom. In addition, Trinity is close to many coffee shops, restaurants, cultural experiences, and recreational activities when you need a break from the books!

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO EARN MY DEGREE?

Most chemistry majors finish their degree in 4 years. Major requirements total 53-56 hours, depending on which courses you choose.

DID YOU KNOW?

Trinity offers the chance to pursue a Master’s degree in Bioethics while you are completing your bachelor’s degree!

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

The purpose of the Chemistry major is to prepare you for a possible professional career in industrial chemistry, medicine, forensic science, teaching, or further graduate studies.  Chemistry majors take courses in chemistry, biochemistry, physics, bioethics, scientific applications, research and analysis as well as gain professional experience in a chemistry-related field.

PERSONAL. PRACTICAL. BIBLICAL.

At Trinity, you’ll be equipped to think critically and biblically in every area of life as you are challenged to apply your faith to your coursework and classroom conversations. And instead of approaching general education as a checklist of courses to be completed, Trinity’s distinctive educational approach gives you the freedom to choose courses that are most interesting and relevant to you. Working closely with your faculty advisor, you can select from electives to enhance your major, apply toward a minor, create a double major, or simply experience something new. The choices are yours! All along the way, you’ll be cared for and supported, ensuring that you make the most of your college experience.

Chemistry

Course Title Credits
Required Chemistry Courses
CH 111 General Chemistry I 4 hours
CH 112 General Chemistry II 4 hours
CH 211 Organic Chemistry I 4 hours
CH 212 Organic Chemistry II 4 hours
CH 315 Analytic Chemistry 4 hours
CH 320 Biochemistry 4 hours
CH 340 Laboratory in Chemistry 1 hours
Ch 410 Chemistry Seminar 1 hours
CH 411 Inorganic Chemistry 3 hours
CH 412 Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems 4 hours
CH 442 Undergraduate Research 1-4 hours
Required Supporting Courses
BE 474X
OR BE 476X
Introduction to Bioethics
OR Undergraduate Bioethics Institute
3 hours
MA 121 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4 hours
MA 122 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 4 hours
PHY 111 General Physics I 4 hours
PHY 112 General Physics II 4 hours
Highly Recommended Courses
BIO 111 General Biology
BE 475X
OR BE 476X
Topics in Bioethics
OR Undergraduate National Conference
BE 478 Research Ethics
MA 280X Introductory Statistics
PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology
Total Hours 53-56

CAREER OUTCOMES

Analytical chemist Pharmacologist
Biotechnologist Research scientist
Chemical engineer Toxicologist
Chemistry teacher Forensic scientist

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