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See what science can do.

As a Chemistry major, you get to see, touch, and investigate the world of science. And at Trinity, we will train you with the ability to think in a critical and God-honoring way. Choose whether to emphasize in Professional Chemistry, Pre-Med, or Forensic Chemistry, and see where this degree can take you!

COURSEWORK

Major requirements total 53-62 hours, depending on which emphasis you choose. This includes 28-36 hours of required Chemistry courses, 12-31 hours of supporting courses, and 3-6 hours of Bioethics courses. You’ll take courses such as:

  • General, Organic, and Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems
  • Scientific Applications Professional Experience

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EMPHASES

Your chemistry degree at Trinity can take your career in different directions depending on which emphasis you choose to pursue. Choose between one of these three:

  • Professional Chemistry
  • Pre-Med
  • Forensic Chemistry
Course Title Credits
Chemistry Core
Required Courses for General Education
CH 111 General Chemistry I 4 hours
MA 121 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 4 hours
Required Chemistry Courses
CH 112 General Chemistry II 4 hours
CH 211 Organic Chemistry I 4 hours
CH 212 Organic Chemistry II 4 hours
CH 312 Instrumental Analysis 4 hours
CH 320 Biochemistry 3 hours
CH 340 Laboratory in Chemistry 1 hour
CH 410 Chemistry Seminar 1 hour
Required Physics Supporting Courses
PH 111 General Physics I 4 hours
PH 112 General Physics II 4 hours
Required Bioethics Supporting Course (choose one)
3 hours
     BE 474X
or BE 476X
Introduction to Bioethics
or Undergraduate Bioethics Institute
Required Professional Experience (choose one)
1-4 hours
     BIO 306 Scientific Applications Professional Experience
     BIO 406 Advanced Scientific Applications Professional Experience
     BIO 470 Undergraduate Research
     CH 306 Scientific Applications Professional Experience
     CH 406 Advanced Scientific Applications Professional Experience
     CH 442 Undergraduate Research*
Total Hours 41-44 hours
Professional Chemistry Emphasis
Requirements for the Chemistry major with Professional Chemistry emphasis total a minimum of 53 hours.  This includes 36 hours of required Chemistry courses, 12 hours in supporting courses and 5-6 hours of Bioethics courses.  An additional 7 hours fulfill general education requirements.
Required Chemistry Courses
CH 311 Quantitative Analysis 4 hours
CH 411 Inorganic Chemistry 3 hours
CH 412 Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems 4 hours
CH 442 Undergraduate Research 4 hours
Required Mathematics Supporting Courses
MA 122 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4 hours
Required Bioethics Supporting Course (choose one) 2-3 hours
     BE 475X Topics in Bioethics
     BE 477X Undergraduate National Conference
     BE 5200 Research Ethics
Total Hours 21-22 hours
Pre-Medical Emphasis
Students having a Chemistry major with a Pre-Medical emphasis should be aware of unique opportunities for conferences, internships, and experiences associated with the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity on Trinity’s campus, as well as the MA in Bioethics Dual Degree through Trinity Graduate School.  Requirements for the Chemistry major with Pre-Medical emphasis total a minimum of 59-60 hours.  This includes 29 hours of required Chemistry courses, 27-28 hours in supporting courses and 3 hours of Bioethics courses.  An additional 11 hours fulfill general education requirements.
Required General Education
BIO 111 General Biology 4 hours
Required Chemistry Courses 
CH 311 Quantitative Analysis 4 hours
CH 412 Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems 4 hours
Required Biology Supporting Courses
BIO 340 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 hours
BIO 341 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 hours
Choose three: 11-12 hours
     BIO 310 Microbiology
     BIO 315 Genetics
     BIO 320 Immunology
     BIO 420 Cell and Molecular Biology
     BIO 430 Developmental Biology
Any of the above biology courses are strongly recommended as electives.
Electives (highly recommended additional courses)
PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 3 hours
Choose one: 3-4 hours
     MA 280X Introductory Statistics
     MA 285X Statistics
Choose one:   3 hours
     PSY 335 Child Development
     PSY 337 Psychology of Adolescence
     PSY 339 Adult Development
Total Hours 40-42 hours
Forensic Science Emphasis 
Requirements for the Chemistry major with Forensic Science emphasis total a minimum of 61-62 hours.  This includes 28 hours of required Chemistry courses, 30-31 hours in supporting courses and 3 hours of Bioethics courses.  An additional 8 hours fulfill general education requirements.
Required Chemistry Courses
CH 105X Introduction to Forensic Science 3 hours
CH 412 Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems 4 hours
Required Biology Supporting Courses 
BIO 340 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 hours
BIO 341 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 hours
BIO 315 Genetics 4 hours
BIO 445 Pathophysiology 3 hours
Choose two: 7-8 hours
     BIO 310 Microbiology
     BIO 420 Cell and Molecular Biology
     BIO 320 Immunology
Electives (highly recommended additional courses)
HS 6401 Pharmacology and Ergogenic Aids 3 hours
BIO 5340 Gross Anatomy 3 hours
Total Hours 36-37 hours
   
* CH 442 also fulfills the professional experience requirement for graduation.