About the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry Degree
Why Study Chemistry at Cedarville?
Cedarville offers two degrees in chemistry, both taught from a biblical worldview: a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science.
- The B.A. in chemistry will prepare you for careers in health professions, technical business professions, and other science-related vocations.
- The B.S. in chemistry will prepare you for graduate study in chemistry and for careers in industry or research. You will receive training in each of the primary areas of chemistry with the necessary support in mathematics, physics, and biology.
Whichever you choose, you will see sciences as a means to understand creation and its Creator and discover how you can use your chosen vocation to glorify God.Request Info Visit
What Sets Cedarville Apart?
Biblical WorldviewThe Bible is the authority for research and study in every class you'll take.
Mentoring Christian FacultyYou'll be taught by highly-credentialed professors who want you to succeed.
Exceptional FacilitiesYou'll learn and practice your discipline in state-of-the-art facilities.
Chemistry Program Highlights
Biblical — You will learn how chemistry and Scripture intersect through courses that integrate the Bible and recognize God’s Word as the ultimate source of truth.
State-of-the-art Equipment — You will learn in seven state-of-the-art, newly constructed chemistry laboratories and receive hands-on training on modern equipment used in the field of chemistry. Dedicated space and easy access to analytical instruments allow students to work on independent research projects.
Customizable — You can customize your chemistry degree by choosing a specialized program. Adding a customized focus allows you to go deeper in your areas of interest, which will give you an edge in graduate — or medical — school, or in your vocation. You can choose to focus on agriculture, premedical, or one of our prehealth specializations (predental, preoptometric, preosteopathic, prephysical therapy, prephysician assistant, or preveterinary).
What Can You Do With a Chemistry Degree?
Upon graduation, Cedarville students experience outstanding success in entering graduate schools and pursuing exciting careers in science, industry, government, and education.
You will find Cedarville graduates studying at prestigious universities such as:
- Purdue University
- The Ohio State University
- University of Buffalo
- University of Michigan
- University of Tennessee
- Vanderbilt University
Placement SuccessWe’re proud of our successful graduates! 100% of recent graduates from the Department of Science and Mathematics were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.
Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom
Student Organizations — Student organizations allow you to meet with like-minded fellow students and professionals.
- Chemistry Club — An American Chemical Society student chapter that brings students with a passion for chemistry together for networking and community outreach.
- Chi Theta Pi — A student-run organization designed for networking among Cedarville students studying to enter medical and dental school.
Building on your core liberal arts and Bible minor courses, you will take a strong chemistry core. On top of the core chemistry curriculum, you will engage in research projects with professors and take electives such as Environmental Chemistry and other special topics.
This major is offered with a bachelor's-to-master's accelerated completion plan.
- Research Methods in Chemistry
- Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Program Format and Related Programs
Cedarville offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, with flexible completion options. You may also want to consider these related programs as you consider the degree or program that is a best fit for you.
Program Level and Format
From Our Students:
Mark McClain, Ph.D.Chair, Professor of Chemistry
- ENS 380A
Nate Hnatiuk, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Chemistry
- ENS 379
Geoff Holloway, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Chemistry
- ENS 377
Doug Miller, Ph.D.Professor of Chemistry
- ENS 378
Celebrating 15th Consecutive Record EnrollmentFor decades, experts have been predicting lower-than-normal student enrollment numbers for public and private universities across the country. At Cedarville University, however, the story is much different than the national trend.
Grads Still Finding Jobs Above the National AverageCedarville’s First Destination Knowledge Rate shows that 96.9% of Cedarville’s 2020 graduates were employed or attending graduate school six to eight months after graduation.