Chemistry B.S.


Mission Statement

The Chemistry degree offers a strong training in the physical science with the option of complimenting the core degree requirements with life science coursework. Students will receive a broad training in chemistry with coursework in the areas of general, organic, inorganic, analytical, and physical chemistry as well as biochemistry. Lecture courses are accompanied by laboratory work to give students practical experience in chemical techniques and laboratory equipment. Students are heavily encouraged to participate in research, via faculty mentorship, to gain a deeper understanding of a focused area of chemistry which addresses real world needs.

The three concentrations of the Chemistry degree offer much flexibility to train students in a range of areas. The general degree concentration is designed to serve students who wish to have relatively flexible degree requirements. The biochemistry concentration will serve primarily premedical profession students as well as students preparing for careers in the biochemical/biomedical professional fields. The professional chemistry concentration with serve students that are pursuing careers in professional chemistry, especially those that are pursuing a graduate program in chemistry after graduating from NSC.


Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  1. Develop a strong foundation in the fields of analytical, organic, inorganic, physical, and biological chemistry.
  2. Be able to conduct laboratory-based experiments, accurately record results, and formally present experimental results.
  3. Use problem solving skills, critical thinking, and analytical reasoning to reason appropriate solutions to scientific problems.
  4. Clearly and effectively communicate scientific results and literature both in writing and verbally for audiences within the sciences and the general public.
  5. Will explore areas of research within specific sub-disciplines in Chemistry as well as in allied fields of science and technology.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to apply chemistry in an interdisciplinary fashion.