Biola’s chemistry program will equip you with the tools you need to be a thoughtful chemist and Christian, whether you enter into graduate studies, academia or research.
The Alton and Lydia Lim Center for Science, Technology and Health will offer students innovative laboratories, cutting edge equipment and research opportunities.
You will be required to take a Chemistry and/or Physics Placement exam.
The Science Department suggests an SAT Math score of at least 500 (or ACT equivalent) to pursue this major. Deficiencies can be fulfilled with permission from the Department of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering.
Biola’s degree in chemistry offers comprehensive preparation in all the core areas of the chemical and molecular sciences. Our program provides rigorous coursework, hands-on-training with the latest chemical instrumentations, as well as a rich independent research experience from a Christian worldview. As a Biola chemistry graduate, you will be fully prepared to pursue professional careers in the field of chemical and molecular sciences, or to continue towards advanced degrees in chemistry or a related field in the molecular sciences.
In addition to its strong curriculum, expert faculty members and biblical integration, Biola’s chemistry program offers several key advantages:
As a chemistry major, you will become part of a community of insightful learners who love to analyze data, evaluate research, think creatively, perform detailed analysis in a wide-range of chemistries, and who apply problem-solving skills in calculus and physics coursework. Throughout the chemistry program, you will explore inorganic, organic, physical and analytical chemistry from a Christian worldview. Learning topics and highlights include:
A degree in chemistry provides exceptional preparation for graduate work and for wide-range of exciting careers in fields such as medicine, pharmaceutical, government, chemical, the environment and education. You can expect to influence and transform the world for Jesus Christ through your life and calling in professions such as:
For more information on careers in the health care field, please visit our Heath Science Careers website.
Studying Chemistry has allowed me to appreciate God's intricate design of the universe on a macroscopic scale, as well as on an atomic level.”