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, mechanistic, and 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 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||General Biochemistry I||3|
|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 8 credits from the following:||8|
|Advanced Organic Chemistry|
|Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab|
|Select 3 credits from the following recommended courses:||3|
|Fundamentals of Material Science|
|Introduction to Food Chemistry|
|General Biochemistry II|
|Laboratory in General Biochemistry|
|Directed Research or Internship|
|Ordinary Differential Equations|
|Computer Techniques in Science and Engineering|
|Circuits and Instrumentation I|
NOTE: The course sequence table is designed by the major department and is one way that the classes will work out properly in sequence for your major. However, there are alternative or flexible ways to rotate some of the classes within the same year/level and sometimes between year levels. Please contact your major department advisor to discuss flexible alternatives in scheduling the sequence of your classes.
Taking coursework during the summer session may also be an option to accelerate your degree path.
See Core Curriculum Program section for a list of approved Core Curriculum courses.
|BBST 103 or 165||3||BBST 103 or 165||3|
|CHEM 105||4||CHEM 106||4|
|MATH 105||4||MATH 106||4|
|PHSC 124||1||Communication (see Core Curriculum)||3|
|ENGL 100 or 112||3||KNES 107||1|
|Total Credits 31|
|BBST 209 or 210||3||BBST 209 or 210||3|
|CHEM 301||3||BBST 251||3|
|CHEM 311||1||CHEM 302||3|
|PHSC 132||3||CHEM 312||1|
|PHSC 134||1||PHSC 233||3|
|HIST 200, 201, or POSC 225||3||PHSC 237||1|
|Philosophy (see Core Curriculum)||3||Fine Arts (see Core Curriculum)||3|
|Total Credits 34|
|BBST 365||3||BBST 354||3|
|CHEM 402||3||CHEM 405||4|
|CHEM 411||3||Chemistry or Physics Elective (upper-division)||3|
|PHSC 234||4||Behavioral Science (see Core Curriculum)||3|
|ENGL 313||3||KNES Activity (see Core Curriculum)||1|
|Writing Competency Requirement||Graduation Petition due in Registrar's Office|
|Total Credits 30|
|BBST 300/400 Bible Elective||3||BBST 465 (Christianity & Nat Sci - required)||3|
|CHEM 350||5||BBST 306, 316, or 326||3|
|CHEM 430||3||CHEM 360||3|
|Chemistry or Physics Elective (upper-division)||3||CHEM 431||2|
|Literature (see Core Curriculum)||3|
|Total Credits 29|