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School of Science & Engineering


The chemistry major at Anderson University immerses students in the study of atoms and molecules, and their composition and interactions. This program provides hands-on lab experiences with the latest equipment, research experience alongside professors, and preparation for graduate school, medical school, secondary-level teaching, or careers in government and industrial laboratories.

AU chemistry students become part of a community of learners and doers who are driven, excited, and passionate about analyzing data, evaluating research, and thinking creatively to discover innovative solutions for the needs of our world.

This major is included in our pre-professional health program.

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The chemistry major can be completed in a three-year or four-year track within the School of Science and Engineering.


What courses will I take?

Among the classes in the 52-hour chemistry major are:

  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Calculus
  • Quantum Chemistry
  • Science Seminar

It is recommended for physics or biology students to supplement and complement their major fields of study. Students considering a chemistry major should begin their study with General Chemistry I. View the courses required for the chemistry major.



What kinds of jobs are options after graduation?

  • Environmental Analyst
  • Food & Drug Inspector
  • Laboratory Instructor
  • Pharmacologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Quality Control Supervisor
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