Study the Building Blocks of Life with a Degree in Chemistry
Have you ever considered becoming a chemist? Being a chemist gives you the opportunity to work in a variety of fields and environments. You may work for the government, in a laboratory, in agriculture, forensics, or even cosmetics. Maybe you’ll become a physician, pharmacist, or toxicologist. With our Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, your opportunities are endless.
The exciting thing about studying chemistry is that it allows you to go into multiple fields where you can make a positive impact. You may develop a new drug that aids those with disabilities. Maybe you’ll create a new skincare regimen for people struggling with cystic acne. Or perhaps you’ll create an eco-friendly pesticide that makes our food safer for consumption.
So what are you waiting for? There are problems in the field of chemistry that can be solved by someone like you, who is excited and passionate. With our degree, you’ll combine that passion with knowledge and training to allow you to start making an impact in whatever field you choose.
Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor of Science in Chemistry?
Our desire is to provide you with a degree that is flexible, challenging, and exciting with the resources you need to be successful. Our chemistry degree combines an exemplary curriculum with top resources and hands-on experience to prepare you for your future in a chemistry-related career.
One of our most exciting and valuable resources is our professors. These men and women are professionals in their field. They have years of experience in chemistry, biology, and the medical field. Plus, each of them has doctoral-level degrees in related fields. They are here to support, mentor, train, and guide you while you’re studying with us.
Another great resource available to you is the hands-on experience you’ll receive. Nearly all of our chemistry courses have associated labs. That means the information you’re learning in the classroom will also be practiced in a lab. You can be fully prepared to go on to graduate school or start laboratory work upon graduation.
What Will You Learn in Our Chemistry Degree?
At Liberty, we believe in providing you with the best degree program that will prepare you for your future. That’s why we’ve included course and lab work in our chemistry degree that will equip you for your career or to apply to graduate school.
Throughout this degree, you’ll receive an in-depth understanding of chemistry concepts by taking courses like:
- Analytical Chemistry
- Biochemistry I
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Instrumental Analysis
- Organic Chemistry I
- Physical Chemistry I
- Special Topics in Chemistry
View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information on what you’ll be studying!
CHEM 201 – Organic Chemistry I
This course provides a study of alkanes, alkenes and alkynes, optical activity, stereochemistry, substitution and elimination reactions, and ring systems.
CHEM 321 – Analytical Chemistry
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- An introduction to analytical chemistry
- Evaluation of data, gravimetric, and titrimetric analysis
- An introduction to instrumental methods, including spectrophotometry, chromatography, and potentiometric methods
CHEM 461 – Physical Chemistry I
You will learn about real and ideal gases, thermodynamics, kinetics, changes of state, solutions, phase equilibria, chemical equilibria, and electrochemistry.
CHEM 471 – Inorganic Chemistry
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- A study of inorganic chemistry, including symmetry, structure, and bonding
- A survey of the descriptive chemistry of the elements
Highlights of Our Chemistry Degree
- Labs are associated with nearly every course in the Department of Biology and Chemistry, giving you hands-on experience in your field before graduation
- Your courses and labs are taught by faculty with real-life experience and doctorate degrees
- There is an emphasis placed on creationism, but evolution is also taught for a well-rounded perspective of the earth’s origins
- There are many opportunities to be involved in research projects with faculty as an undergraduate student
- The medical school acceptance rate is over 80% for graduates of the Department of Biology and Chemistry
- Our students’ average MCAT score is above the national average
Bachelor’s in Chemistry Degree Information
Career Opportunities for Chemistry Graduates
Many career opportunities in this field will require additional education beyond a bachelor’s degree.
- Analytical Chemist
- Chemical Laboratory Technician
- Chemical/Pharmaceutical Laboratory Supervisor
- Chemistry Teacher
- Computational/Theoretical Chemist
- Cosmetic Scientist
- Dietary Scientist
- Environmental Scientist
- Forensic Chemist/Scientist
- Government Chemist
- Laboratory Analyst
- Principal Researcher in Chemistry
- Production Chemist
- Quality Assurance Representative
- Regulatory Agent
- Research Assistant
- Scientific Author
Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees
Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:
- Admission application
- Official high school transcripts
- Official college transcripts (if applicable)
- SAT, ACT, or CLT scores (Liberty University is offering test-optional admission for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 applicants)
- Admission essay
*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.