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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.

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What Sets Cedarville Apart?

Program Overview

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 Success

We’re proud of our successful graduates! 96% 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.

Program Curriculum

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.

Sample courses:

  • 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.

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Program Faculty

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Mark McClain, Ph.D.

Chair, Professor of Chemistry

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Nate Hnatiuk, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

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Geoff Holloway, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

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Doug Miller, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

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