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Chemistry Major/Minor

Chemistry Matters

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 will provide you with the firsthand experiences you’ll need to succeed as a chemist or chemistry graduate student.

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. 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.

Pursuing Allied Health

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 always attend graduate schools at little to no cost to them. Visit Taylor and ask a Chemistry & Biochemistry professor how.

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.

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.

Chemistry Curriculum & Degree Options

Interested in Biology?
Are you interested in biology as well as chemistry? Taylor’s Biochemistry major may be what you are looking for.

Interested in Engineering?
Looking 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.

Contact the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

Dr. Dan Hammond, Chemistry & Biochemistry Department Chair & Professor of Chemistry
765-998-5273
dnhammond@taylor.edu

Charity Bailey, Assistant to the School of Natural & Applied Sciences
765-998-5354
charity_bailey@taylor.edu

Special Programs
  • Health Professions Advising

    Receive assistance toward entering a health-related profession that requires professional- or graduate-level training in the medical sciences. Taylor’s Health Science Coordinator advises students and helps them practice entrance exams and interviews. Learn More

  • Pre-Med Curriculum

    Prepare yourself for medical school by taking this series of pre-requisite MCAT courses. Add the Pre-Med curriculum to any degree. Learn More

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