General Education Courses
As a bachelor’s level student, you are required to take about 30 credits of general education courses as part of the 120 credits required for a bachelor’s degree. Gen eds are required regardless of your major.
All students take 10.5 to 17 credits in these areas:
- Mathematical Reasoning
- Argumentative and Research Writing
- Introduction to Christian Theology
- Interpersonal Communication
- Introduction to Ethical Reasoning
- First Year Studies
Chemistry majors will take courses covering topics such as:
- Analytical chemistry
- Organic chemistry
- Physical chemistry
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Students will be able to complete laboratory tasks using proper lab techniques and equipment.
- Students will be able to deduce an approach and implement a solution.
- Students will be able to access and evaluate relevant chemical literature for the purposes of research.
- Students will be able to use proper lab hygiene and safety procedures.
- Students will be able to research and present results that are clear, relevant, accurate and precise.
- Students will be able to work cooperatively to perform documented laboratory experiments and in class exercises.
- Students will be able to adhere to ethical standards in all work.
- Students will be able to acquire knowledge of chemistry.
Through effective teaching, advising, and scholarly activity, the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry program prepares students to engage in scientific inquiry and thought, select and pursue appropriate career options, become productive members of our scientific and technological society, and develop an appreciation of their capabilities and accomplishments. Additionally, the BS in Chemistry program provides necessary background science courses that students need to succeed in their desired fields.
The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry program prepares students for a variety of post-baccalaureate options, including professional employment and graduate studies. Our graduates have the foundation needed to pursue careers in a variety of areas, ranging from analytical laboratories, biotechnology, chiropractic medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy, to education, research and development, and technology.
Of the students who responded to a post-graduation survey, 100% had either found employment in the field or had continued into graduate school.
Within the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry program, based on a review of program learning outcomes, a new assessment plan has been adopted to align with American Chemical Society Standards around eight student learning outcomes.
Students who take chemistry courses (majors and non-majors) receive significant support through the general education program in developing knowledge acquisition and critical thinking.
With a solid background in the sciences and an emphasis on critical thinking skills, the aim of the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry program is to help students become leaders in the sciences and society. Experiential learning opportunities allow students to set themselves apart from the competition, whether by entering the workforce or enrolling in graduate or professional school.
Students enrolled in the BS in Chemistry program must achieve an average GPA of 2.50 in their chemistry courses before graduation. Transfer students must complete 18 or more of their chemistry credits at Marian University for the chemistry major or eight or more of their chemistry credits at Marian University for the chemistry minor.