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Chemistry

Major/Minor

Lead with a Chemistry Degree

Chemistry research and developments, from advanced technology to modern medicine, stand at the forefront of science, technology, engineering, and math’s (STEM) progression in the 21st century. Committed to helping you learn more about these areas and take the next step toward your career in science, Taylor University’s Chemistry program is certified by the American Chemical Society and the only Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) university in Indiana with ACS certification.

Building Blocks for a Chemistry Career

As a Taylor Chemistry major, you will explore concepts and theories of analytical, organic, inorganic, computational, and physical chemistry and biochemistry, while cultivating skills in calculus and physics. Additionally, you will develop the necessary skills to apply your chemical knowledge to prevalent scientific issues.

Taylor offers numerous chemistry research opportunities that build resumes and count toward academic credit, providing you with firsthand experiences you’ll need to succeed as a chemist or chemistry graduate student. Some grant programs, such as Taylor's Faculty Mentored Undergraduate Scholarship program, pay students to do research projects during the summer or academic year and gain hands-on experience with spectroscopic, spectrometric, electrochemical, chromatographic, and hybrid analytical instrumentations.

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Chemistry Pre-Med Program

Students adding the Pre-Med program to their degrees are trained for the entrance exam of the health school of their choice, with a 95% placement rate. In addition to standard chemistry requirements, students take classes in cell biology, genetics, and anatomy and physiology to best prepare for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Entering Taylor’s Pre-Med program as a Chemistry major specifically benefits students looking to work in dentistry, pharmaceuticals, or other allied health fields. With the availability of specific additional electives, students are provided with focused preparation for their goals.

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Minor in Chemistry

Gain a thorough understanding of organic and inorganic chemistry and their applications to life with a Chemistry minor. Because chemistry is known as the central science, a minor in Chemistry pairs exceptionally well with other science degrees including, Public Health, Environmental Science, Exercise Science, and Psychology majors.

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Chemistry Degree Options

Are you interested in biology as well as chemistry? Taylor’s Biochemistry major may be what you are looking for. If you want to combine your chemistry studies with engineering, Taylor’s Engineering major has a Chemistry Engineering concentration that will train you to apply engineering skills to chemicals, materials, and energy.

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Erica Mitchell
Class of 2020
"Being at Taylor has helped shape me into the person I am today. I am the sum of my experiences, and the moments I have had here have allowed me to understand myself and others in a much deeper way. I have learned who I want and strive to be and what I wish to turn away from. In the future, I hope to become a professor so that I can guide and mentor students just as the professors here have done for me."

Chemistry Curriculum & Degree Options

Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.

Foundational Core

The Foundational Core classes will give you a big-picture view of how your calling connects with God's purpose for your life, engaging with ideas that will demonstrate how God has given you certain talents and skills to bring healing to the world. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God's creation.

View Foundational Core Curriculum.

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Proven Success

Start your research career as an undergrad. Faculty and student researchers are working to find a vaccine for malaria, the most deadly disease in the world, especially for the developing world. Another project in Chemistry is helping to find drug candidates for treating Parkinson’s disease.

Whether your future holds graduate school, pre-healthcare profession school, or direct entrance into a career, Taylor has a great record of success. Nearly 100% of chemistry graduates find fulfilling and well-compensated chemistry careers. Chemistry students looking to pursue further education can attend graduate schools at little to no cost to them. 

Visit Taylor and ask a Chemistry & Biochemistry professor how.

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