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Chemistry Major

Our chemistry program includes all the main divisions of chemistry: organic, inorganic, analytical, biochemical, and physical. We will prepare you for advanced studies or a career in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, or environmentalism.


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. 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. Read more.

Potential Careers
• Forensic chemist
• Biochemical
  consultant
• Chemical technician
• Crime lab analyst
• Environmental
  health specialist
• Occupational safety
  inspector
• Pharmaceutical
  sales
• Research and 
  development
• Water quality
  analyst

Featured alumnus

“I couldn't have received better training both in the classroom and outside of it. I was very involved in both the chemistry and biology departments at Bethany. The lessons I learned in chemistry, anatomy, physiology and even communication have given me an advantage over many of my fellow medical students. Additionally, the Bethany role models that got me through my undergraduate studies also set a wonderful example of how to live a day-to-day life...”
- Matthew Schaffer ('12), read full profile

What sets us apart

Facilities: Our facilities and equipment are accessible to you beginning your freshman year.
Research: Undergraduate research will set you apart as a graduate.

Pre-professional programs

Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Veterinary