Bethany’s chemistry major provides a thorough background in all main divisions of chemistry: organic, inorganic, analytical, biochemical, and physical. The program prepares students for careers in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and environmentalism or advanced studies in chemistry, medicine, and other areas. As a chemistry student, you will examine the structure, composition, and properties of matter while answering questions on the sustainability of life and how various chemicals react when combined with one another. You will also place the role of science in context with the social, environmental, and historical perspective of the society that supports and relies on that science for continued growth and prosperity.
In addition, an understanding of the importance of Christian faith and stewardship is an important part of the chemistry program at Bethany Lutheran College. We believe God’s deliberate design of creation is clearly presented in the study of chemical phenomena, especially on the molecular level of life processes.