The student of chemistry examines, describes, and explores the composition, structure, and properties of substances and the changes they undergo. This curriculum provides a firm foundation in the principles of chemistry as well as sufficient experience to prepare the student for basic research, secondary school teaching, the pursuit of a career in medicine, or graduate study in the field. The W.M. Keck Science chemistry major is accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Student Learning Outcomes

Students majoring in chemistry will:

  1. Be able to apply knowledge of chemistry, physics, and math to solve chemical problems.
  2. Possess a breadth of knowledge in analytical, physical, organic, analytical, inorganic, and biochemistry.
  3. Be able to identify, formulate, and solve complex problems.
  4. Have a mastery of techniques and skills used by chemists.