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Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Chemistry at Kansas Wesleyan University:

Fueled by a passion for chemistry.

Chemistry is the study of matter, its building blocks, its properties and behavior. Because it focuses on the central nature of physical matter, chemistry is considered a foundational science. Studying chemistry, in other words, can help you understand the entire the natural world.

At Kansas Wesleyan University, you will receive a firm foundation in chemistry while you receive a broad Christian liberal arts education that will help you put your science education into the context of your life and society. In addition to studying the nuts and bolts of chemistry, you will get hands on lab experience and opportunities to conduct research and work or intern at Salina Regional Health Center or one of the local environmental and medical testing labs.

More than that, you’ll get personal guidance from faculty members who will help you choose the right career from among the many available to hardworking chemistry graduates.

Chemistry major/minor options

  • Biomedical Chemistry 
  • Chemistry 
  • Chemistry Education (6-12)
  • Chemistry minor
  • Science and Technology minor

Why study Chemistry at KWU? Because we help you get the feel of it.

At KWU, Chemistry is anything but boring. As a Chemistry major you will be busy with labs, interactive classes, research and other experiences that will enhance your career choices and chances to get into graduate school, medical school or other advanced health degree programs.

  • Complete an undergraduate research project working closely with a KWU chemistry professor.
  • Work part-time or intern in a Salina-area laboratory or health center.
  • Participate in Chemistry Club where you will get service-learning experience conducting science demonstrations in schools and working on the Salina Science Olympiad.

What can I do with an Chemistry degree from Kansas Wesleyan University?

Chemistry graduates from KWU have had great success in:

  • medical school
  • veterinary medical school
  • pharmacy school
  • dental school
  • other professional schools related to the allied health fields
  • laboratories

We’ve had students pursue graduate studies in chemical engineering, physical chemistry, forensic science and analytical chemistry. Students have been accepted at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Lamar University, Kansas State University, the University of California and many others.

Learn about the physical world in these Chemistry classes

General Chemistry I & II, Organic Chemistry I & II, Physical Chemistry, Laboratory Safety & Maintenance, Undergraduate Research


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