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.
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!
Most chemistry majors finish their degree in 4 years. Major requirements total 53-56 hours, depending on which courses you choose.
Trinity offers the chance to pursue a Master’s degree in Bioethics while you are completing your bachelor’s degree!
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.
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.
|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|
OR BE 476X
|Introduction to Bioethics
OR Undergraduate Bioethics Institute
|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|
OR BE 476X
|Topics in Bioethics
OR Undergraduate National Conference
|BE 478||Research Ethics|
|MA 280X||Introductory Statistics|
|PSY 140||Introduction to Psychology|
|Chemistry teacher||Forensic scientist|
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