Chemistry major Jackie Thompson, 2012, feels the variety of courses she took at Baker prepared her well for the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Kansas Medical School. Read More
Laura Driver Peek, 2002, who majored in chemistry before earning a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical chemistry, draws on her passion for science in her research into the early detection of tumor-forming cancers. Read More
Whether in grad school or a career, our chemistry majors report feeling better prepared for their next step than their peers from other schools.
Baker chemistry grads are employed in environmental chemistry, forensic chemistry with the FBI and chemical synthesis and as teachers, researchers and doctors.
Of those who apply, Baker students are accepted into medical school at a 78% clip. The national average is 44%.
Chemistry majors "shadow" physicians and professional chemists and complete internships in chemical laboratories and research programs
at major universities.
Baker science majors get more hands-on experience in one year than many students at larger universities get in their entire college careers.
The new Ivan L. Boyd Center for Collaborative Science Education features state-of-the-art technology, extensive lab space and comfy spots for studying.
The Department of Biology and Chemistry offers a major and minor in Chemistry. Students interested in the study of Chemistry may also look into the following disciplines offered at Baker University’s Baldwin City undergraduate campus:
Major in Chemistry
The chemistry curriculum provides instruction in the fundamental principles of modern chemistry. Students will develop skills of logical, critical and creative thinking and gain an appreciation for the interdependence of the fields of chemistry, physics, mathematics and the biological sciences. The laboratory program, in addition to illustrating and expanding lecture material, develops basic laboratory skills, introduces students to modern laboratory techniques and equipment and provides an opportunity for independent laboratory work. The curriculum prepares students for further study in chemistry, medicine or dentistry; a career in teaching or chemical research; or a career in a government, commercial or industrial laboratory.
Students majoring in chemistry may choose a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Science degree.
All Chemistry majors must satisfactorily complete the following courses and their prerequisites:
Chemistry majors must also complete two of the following courses:
Students pursuing the chemistry major must also complete the following supporting coursework:
Candidates for a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry must also complete the world language requirement. German is the recommended language for chemistry majors.
Minor in Chemistry
This program information has been taken from the current College of Arts and Sciences catalog. This information is subject to change and is updated with each academic year.