The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is to train and mentor students to become skilled scientists who will glorify God and be good stewards of His creation as they serve others in research, health care, academia, and industry.
A Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry is offered upon completion of the University baccalaureate requirements and the departmental specific requirements.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the foundational principles of chemistry (ULO 1).
- Demonstrate an ability to solve quantitative and conceptual technical problems related to chemistry (ULO 1).
- Demonstrate safe laboratory technique, proper use of appropriate equipment, and suitable results and data analysis (ULO 1).
- Obtain and use appropriate chemical literature and resource materials (ULO 1).
- Summarize the key issues in science and faith and recognize the harmony possible while studying God's creation (ULO 1, 2, and 3).
Each Program Learning Outcome (PLO) listed above references at least one of the University Learning Outcomes (ULO 1, 2, 3), which may be found in the General Information section of this catalog.
To continue in the program a student is required to have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in their first year of chemistry, physics and/or math courses taken at Biola. Depending on the major, these courses may include: CHEM 105, CHEM 106, CHEM 301, CHEM 302, CHEM 311, and CHEM 312.
Integration Seminar Requirement
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree program are required to take BBST 465 as Christianity and the Natural Sciences, or another approved Integration Seminar topic (see advisor).
|Program-Specific Core Curriculum (GE) Courses|
|Chemistry majors automatically meet the Core Curriculum requirement of 6 credits of science and mathematics. The foreign language requirement is met by two years in high school or 4 credits of college foreign language.|
|CHEM 105||General Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 106||General Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 301||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 302||Organic Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 311||Laboratory in Organic Chemistry I||1|
|CHEM 312||Laboratory in Organic Chemistry II||1|
|CHEM 350||Analytical Chemistry||5|
|CHEM 360||Inorganic Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 402||Physical Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 405||Physical Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 411||Biochemistry I||3|
|CHEM 430||Advanced Organic Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 431||Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab||2|
|MATH 105||Calculus I||4|
|MATH 106||Calculus II||4|
|PHSC 124||Data Analysis and Presentation||1|
|PHSC 132||General Physics I: Mechanics and Heat||3|
|PHSC 134||General Physics I Laboratory||1|
|PHSC 233||General Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism||3|
|PHSC 237||General Physics II Laboratory||1|
|PHSC 234||General Physics III: Waves, Optics and Modern Physics||4|
|PHSC 460||Capstone Seminar||1|
|Select at least 6 credits of upper-division credits (which exempts MATH 205 or 291) in Chemistry, Mathematics, or Physics. Recommended courses include the following:||6|
|Fundamentals of Material Science|
|Introduction to Food Chemistry|
|Introduction to Computational Chemistry|
|Laboratory in Biochemistry|
|Ordinary Differential Equations|
|Computer Techniques in Science and Engineering|
|Circuits and Instrumentation I|