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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

This area of study prepares students for employment as researchers in industry in a variety of fields from the synthetic to the analytical. The degree is also designed to give students who wish to pursue a doctorate in the chemical sciences, or a doctorate in pharmacy (Pharm.D.), a solid foundation for the rigors of those post-graduate processes.

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

As a Chemistry major at KWU, 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. Your will complete an undergraduate research project working closely with a KWU chemistry professor. There are also opportunities to work part time or be an intern in a Salina-area laboratory or health center. 

REU Opportunities

KWU students are encouraged to apply for a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) offered at major research universities and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Apryl Saunders ’16, a Chemistry and Biomedical Chemistry double major from Harrah, OK, went to the University of Oklahoma, in Norman, OK, to work in Structural Biology focusing on proteins. Kayla St. Laurent ’17, a Biology and Biomedical Chemistry double major from Hutchinson, KS, joined an organic chemistry lab team at Kansas State University to work alongside KWU alumna Chelsea Hanks '13 on building a molecule that selectively targets cancer cells.

What can I do with this degree?

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 and laboratories. Our students have gone on to graduate studies in chemical engineering, physical chemistry, forensic science and analytical chemistry at such schools as the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Lamar University, Kansas State University, the University of California and others.

Chemistry Courses