THE MARQUETTE Chemistry Major
GET IN THE LAB EARLY AND OFTEN. Get results. As an undergraduate chemistry major, you’ll assist your professors in organic, biochemical, analytical, physical and inorganic chemical research, giving you the opportunity not just to test current theories, but to make new discoveries in the field of chemistry.
As a chemistry major, you can get involved with these chemistry-focused groups:
- Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society
- Biochemistry Majors Association
- Undergraduate Student Advisory Board
UNPARALLELED ACCESS TO PROFESSORS. As a chemistry major, you'll get to work with your professors on the research they conduct with grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and other federal and foundation sources. These projects encompass important chemical and biochemical problems, and many faculty are able to provide summer research opportunities for undergraduates.
TAP INTO YOUR NETWORK. Our chapter of Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society has been recognized by the organization for its excellent chapter events, including career development activities and professional networking.
You might like the chemistry major if you:
• are strong in science and math
• like chemistry
• respect accuracy
• enjoy lab work
• like to work independently
What can you do with a major in chemistry?
The chemistry major is excellent preparation for medical, dental, law and graduate school; chemistry research and teaching; and pharmaceutical research and development. Learn more about what you can do with a major in chemistry.
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Suggested curriculum for a chemistry major
Your major courses blue.
- General Chemistry for Majors I & II
- Calculus I & II
- Rhetoric and Composition I & II
- Introduction to Theology
- Foreign Language I & II
- Organic Chemistry for Majors I & II
- Quantitative Analysis
- Growth of Western Civilization I or II
- Literature Electives
- Calculus III
- General Physics with Calculus I & II
- Instrumental Analysis
- Physical Chemistry I & II
- Physical Chemistry Lab
- Diverse Cultures Elective
- Individual and Social Behavior Elective
- Philosophy of Human Nature
- Theology Elective
- Theory of Ethics
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Inorganic Synthesis
- Two Chemistry Electives
- Growth of Western Civ. I or II or Social-behavioral Science Elective
- Philosophy Elective
- Theology Elective