Chemistry

Engage with a dynamic, adaptable scientific field – both in and out of the lab.

In this program, you’ll study chemistry both in the laboratory and in the classroom. You’ll learn to think critically, analytically and ethically. You’ll be able to communicate technical information and solve real-world problems. As a Park University Chemistry graduate, you might pursue further education or work in a number of sectors, including medicine, technology and environmental science.

Locations & Learning Options

  • Parkville, MO
  • Parkville, MO

B.S. MAJOR - 71 HOURS, 2.0 GPA

CH 107 General Chemistry I………………..3 cr.

CH 107L General Chemistry I Lab ………….1 cr.

CH 108 General Chemistry II ………………3 cr.

CH 108L General Chemistry II Lab ………..1 cr.

CH 317 Organic Chemistry I ……………….3 cr.

CH 317L Organic Chemistry Lab ……………1 cr.

CH 318 Organic Chemistry II ………………3 cr.

CH 318L Organic Chemistry II Lab ………..1 cr.

CH 328 Analytical Chemistry ……………….4 cr.

CH 329 Intro. to Instrumental Analysis ………….4 cr.

CH 342 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry …………4 cr.

CH 407 Physical Chemistry I ……………….4 cr.

CH 408 Physical Chemistry II ………………4 cr.

MA 221 Calculus and Analytic Geometry for Majors I …………………..5 cr.

MA 222 Calculus and Analytic Geometry for Majors II …………………5 cr.

MA 223 Calculus and Analytic Geometry for Majors III ………………..3 cr.

NS 302 Current Literature in Natural Sciences…….1 cr.

NS 401 Natural Science Seminar …………1 cr.

PY 205 Introduction to Physics I ………….5 cr.

PY 206 Introduction to Physics II ………..5 cr.

Electives selected from the following: ………………10 cr.

CH 321 Intro. to Medicinal Chemistry (3 cr.)

CH 337 Biochemistry (3 cr.)

CH 337L Biochemistry Lab (1 cr.)

CH 400 Special Topics in Chemistry (1-3 cr.)

CH 429 Advanced Analytical Chemistry (4 cr.)

CH 440 Organic Synthesis (4 cr.)

CH 451 Internship in Chemistry (1-6 cr.)

CH 490 Research in Chemistry (1-6 cr.)

TOTAL ……………….71 cr

Scott A. Hageman

Associate Dean
scott.hageman@park.edu

Dr. Donna Jean

Program Coordinator
donna.jean@park.edu

Our chemistry degree is extremely versatile. With a general understanding of this science, you can work, or pursue further studies, in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, laboratory technology or the environmental sciences.

Careers

A chemistry degree is a broad base for entry into a number of fields, including industry, academia, government, nonprofits and entrepreneurship. Some careers require additional training and/or degree(s).

  • Toxicologist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Civil or Mechanical Engineer (see pre-engineering focus)
  • Pharmacologist
  • Science Writer
student at microscope
students in lab

Program Highlights

Think outside the lab

Today, the science of chemistry is no longer confined to the research laboratory. As we face challenges like climate change and epidemic disease, this field is as relevant as ever. As the basis for all biological and physiological sciences, an understanding of chemistry is vital for understanding our world.


Internships

The Department of Natural and Physical Sciences partners with businesses and government agencies to place our students in internship positions. In summer terms, we offer many funded research opportunities (REU) to our students.


Academic excellence

As a Park Chemistry major, your experience is broad but rigorous. Students in our program are exposed to state-of-the-art instruments at all levels of their training. Our student chapter of the American Chemical Society has won a national award for the past nine years. Since 2007, we have boasted a 97 percent placement (in graduate programs or immediate employment) of our graduates.

Faculty

Our faculty comprises two full-time professors and five adjunct instructors. They are a distinguished group with deep knowledge in their respective fields. Our Chemistry majors benefit from a full-time faculty ratio of 15:1.


 

Dr. Gregory D. Claycomb

Associate Professor of Chemistry
gclaycomb@park.edu

Dr. Donna Jean

Associate Professor of Chemistry
donna.jean@park.edu

Related programs

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.