Chemistry



Bachelor of Science
Major
School of Arts and Sciences
Four-Year Degree

Overview

Westminster's Chemistry program incorporates modern laboratory methodologies, techniques, and equipment to advance students' critical thinking and problem solving skills. Students who study chemistry learn to recognize and appreciate chemical theories and principles that underlie most of the science world.

Key Benefits

  • Use advanced research laboratories and equipment that mimic research laboratories found in the industry.
  • Small class sizes in integrated laboratory classrooms provide the safety and equipment of typical laboratories, in addition to tables arranged in the style of a classroom.
  • Develop research skills from hands-on experiences in computational, quantitative, biological, and environmental chemistry.
  • Master basic chemical concepts and have knowledge of advanced chemical principles across a broad spectrum of chemistry disciplines.
  • Take May Term classes in beer brewing, crime scene investigation, or travel to Hawaii and learn the islands' natural science.

Other Chemistry Programs

The Chemistry program offers an academic major and a teaching major leading to the Bachelor of Science degree.

In addition, the program offers an academic minor and a teaching minor in chemistry. The program provides:
  • Preparation for a professional career or graduate study in chemistry.
  • An understanding of basic chemistry concepts and experience in laboratory operations for those planning careers in related fields.
  • Pre-professional study for those preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and nursing.
  • Preparation for those who wish to teach at the secondary level.

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Career Opportunities

Potential Careers

The Chemistry program provides preparation for a professional career or graduate study in chemistry and an understanding of basic chemistry concepts and experience in laboratory operations for those planning careers in related fields. It also provides pre-professional study for those preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, and nursing; along with those who wish to teach at the secondary level.

Tuition and Aid

There's No Better Investment Than You

We know you want an education where you matter—a place that will serve as a launchpad for a successful career and a meaningful life. We’ll work with you individually through every step of the financial aid process. From scholarships to grants and loans, we help you make it happen.

With the highest percentage of students who complete one or more internships in the state, our students hit the ground running with real-world experience. Plus, 90% of our students were either employed or attending graduate school within 5 months of graduating. With a Westminster degree, you don't have to choose between a successful career and a fulfilling life.

Tuition and Fees (2016–2017)

Full-Time Annual Tuition (12–16 credits)

$32,104 ($16,052 per semester)

Financial Aid

Average Total Financial Aid

$26,631 (merit scholarship,work-study, grants and loan funds)

Scholarships

You’ll be Automatically Considered for Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

In addition to general merit scholarships, we have other scholarship programs to support you throughout your time at Westminster.

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