Degrees

As expected, the Andrews University chemistry department faculty place a strong emphasis on the training of professional chemists and biochemists.  However, the faculty are well aware of the unique opportunity to serve in the training of those who choose other professions such as agriculture, biology, engineering, environmental science, nutrition, dentistry, medicine, physics, or veterinary medicine.  Our degree programs and courses reflect this commitment.

The University Bulletin is authoritative regarding requirements for the majors and minor.  The information below is provided for your convenience. 

Chemistry & Biochemistry Core Courses (30 credits)
CHEM131, 132, 200, 231, 232, 241, 242, 311, 312, 411, 412, 431, 441, BHCM421.

1. Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, American Chemical Society Approved Program (44 credits)
Major Requirements: Core plus CHEM440, 415, 432, 442; and one course selected from the following: CHEM470, 474, or 475.

Research/Cooperative Experience: An on-campus or off-campus research or cooperative educational experience. The student may satisfy this requirement by matriculating in CHEM495, HONS497, 498, or IDSC380.

Cognate Courses: CPTR125 or CPTR151; MATH191, 192; PHYS241, 242, 271, 272.

Courses in business, economics, and marketing are strongly recommended. Chemistry is an international discipline.  While English is the international language of science, the study of a foreign language can greatly enhance a student’s education including the appreciation for cross cultural communications.

2. Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (38 credits)
Major Requirements: Core plus CHEM415, 440.

Research/Cooperative Experience: An on-campus or off-campus research or cooperative educational experience. The student may satisfy this requirement by matriculating in CHEM495, HONS497, 498, or IDSC380.

Cognate Courses: CPTR125 or CPTR151; MATH191, 192; PHYS241, 242, 271, 272.

3. Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, American Chemical Society Approved Program (45 credits)
Major Requirements: Core plus CHEM415, 432, 440 and BCHM422, 430

Research/Cooperative Experience: An on-campus or off-campus research or cooperative educational experience. The student may satisfy this requirement by matriculating in CHEM495, HONS497, 498, or IDSC380.

Cognate Courses: BIOL165, 166; MATH191, 192, 286; CPTR125 or CPTR151; PHYS241, 242, 271, 272 and one course selected from BIOL371, 418.

4. Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (34 credits)
Major Requirements: Core plus BCHM422, 430.

Cognate Courses: BIOL165, 166; MATH191, 192; PHYS141, 142 (or PHYS241, 242, 271, 272); and two courses selected from BIOL371, 372; FDNT485; ZOOL315, 464, 465.

Students desiring a career in biochemistry should strongly consider the ACS approved program in Biochemistry.  Other students desiring a career in biochemistry can strengthen the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry by adding CHEM415, 440, and 495.  Students taking these courses would have the option of taking a Bachelor of Science degree in either chemistry OR biochemistry.

Minor in Chemistry (20 credits) 
CHEM131, 132, 231, 232, plus 4 credits of major's level chemistry or biochemistry.

Secondary Teacher Certification 
Certification is coordinated through the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum of the School of Education.  Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry majors desiring secondary teacher certification in chemistry should consult with this department as early in their program as possible.

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