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Chemistry Degree (BS, BA)

If you're interested in science and want to find a job as a chemist, a chemical engineer, a forensic scientist, a pharmacist, or any number of other related fields, a degree in chemistry is a must.

At Lincoln University, we offer Bachelor of Science (BS) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees in chemistry. Our program—accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS)— is designed to give you a strong and applicable knowledge of the five areas of chemistry—analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical. Working towards your chemistry major, you will also boost your skills in the lab, performing research, and communicating your theories and findings.

Contact the Chemistry and Physics Department if you have questions or learn more about Lincoln's chemistry program, courses, and requirements in the current academic year University Catalog. You may also view program outcomes below.

Completing our program will empower you to pursue a career in a chemistry-related field or to pursue more in-depth study at the graduate level. Regardless of your goals, as a student at Lincoln, you'll be supported every step of the way as you pursue your degree and emerge from our program as a confident, talented, and knowledgeable chemist, ready to put your learning to good use.

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Program Outcomes

Upon graduating with a major in chemistry from Lincoln, you will have developed the following skills and practices:

  1. You will be proficient in the five areas of chemistry (analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, physical), and will be able to interpret and explain concepts of chemistry covered in class.
  2. You will be able to solve complex problems utilizing critical thinking skills.
  3. You will demonstrate proficiency in the collection and analysis of data in the laboratory.
  4. You will be proficient in reading and critically understanding scientific papers and will be able to write lab reports and scientific papers according to the guidelines set by the American Chemical Society.
  5. You will be able to design and formulate experiments to test or challenge hypotheses presented in the laboratory.
  6. You will be proficient in the implementation of standard laboratory techniques and will be aware of, and practice all safety procedures while working in the lab.
  7. You will have identified a potential area of interest for your career or further study.

Courses and Requirements

Please see the current academic year University Catalog for more information on program requirements and detailed course descriptions.