Jun 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry BS (ACS approved)

The Chemistry BS (ASC approved) offers a comprehensive learning experience in the chemical sciences with significant bench-top laboratory experiences using the latest in chemical instrumentation. Our students learn how to be chemists with a Seventh-day Adventist worldview, solving real problems in today’s world. Our graduates enter diverse careers as professional chemists, academic researchers, physicians, dentists, pharmacists, lawyers, forensic scientists, high school chemistry teachers, and a myriad of other careers. This American Chemical Society-approved program is the only one of its kind in all of Seventh-day Adventist higher education.

Total Credits - 120

Research/Cooperative Experience

An on-campus or off-campus research or cooperative educational experience. Students may satisfy this requirement by matriculating in one of the following courses or by participating in another experience that is approved by the chair and is similar in scope to one of these classes:

Additional Requirements

Courses in economics and marketing are strongly recommended. 

A reading knowledge of German or French, although not requried for professional undergraduate education in chemistry, is strongly recommended for students planning advanced study.

Students desiring American Chemical Society certification must acheive a minimum GPA of 3.00 in all chemistry courses taken at Andrews University.

General Education (Andrews Core Experience)

Students must fulfill all Bachelor’s Degree requirements listed in the Andrews Core Experience .

Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the identification and transformation of matter.
  • Demonstrate involvement in the discovery of chemical and biochemical knowledge.
  • Communicate chemical and biochemical information to a diversity of audiences using a variety of formats.
  • Practice competency in common lab activities and instrumentation; use safe laboratory & waste management practices; understand impact of chemical activities on environment.