Chemistry

What Does it Look Like to Study Chemistry at Concordia?

Concordia’s Chemistry students are exposed to a variety of science courses, empowering them to build a solid educational foundation to help them excel in their fields. We believe an interdisciplinary approach toward chemistry is most effective, and our one-on-one curriculum provides students with wisdom and support from prestigious professors and science professionals.

Program Overview

Students gain hands-on experience in our well-equipped, on-campus facilities, as well as our beautiful “outdoor classroom,” or, the Preserve. This 200+ acre area is part of the larger Balcones Canyonland Preserve, and our students study how to protect and better nature as they run tests on water and soil samples.

Our students enjoy an invaluable support system of faculty and peers as they make their way through rigorous and stimulating syllabi.

 Program Sheet

Curriculum Overview for a Chemistry Degree

Concordia's Chemistry major provides a strong addition to the Biology major, primarily for students interested in:

  • Graduate studies
  • Entering health professions
  • Pursuing medical school
  • Biomedical research

Here are some highlighted courses:

Organic Chemistry: The branch of chemistry limited to substances found only in living organisms, dealing with compounds of carbon.

Chemistry of Metals and Ceramics: This course covers the relationship between the physical properties of fired ceramics, metals and their chemistry.

Polymer Chemistry: Students will study the structures, chemical synthesis, and properties of polymers, primarily synthetic polymers such as plastics and elastomers.

Program Benefits

  • Chemistry is known as the gateway science - you cannot properly understand biology, material science, geology or physics without it
  • Those who are enthusiastic about answering questions about the nature of life and how to preserve it will succeed studying Chemistry
  • Chemists look for ways to feed the world's growing population, discover new energy sources, find ways to fight diseases and help protect the environment - the answers you discover will be important at the universal level

Career Outcomes

  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Applied Research and Product Development
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Public Health
  • Quality Assurance
  • Crystallography
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Chemical Technology
  • Chemistry Teacher or Professor
  • Cheminformatics

FAQ

Why should I earn a bachelor in Chemistry?

Due to constant technological innovations, chemists will continue to be in high demand because of the focus on research and development in today’s rapidly changing environment.

What is studying Chemistry at Concordia different than studying it at another university?  

Our convenient “outdoor classroom,” or, the Preserve, allows all student to get real field experience. This 200+ acre area is part of the larger Balcones Canyonland Preserve, and our students study how to protect and better nature as they run tests on water and soil samples.

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