The chemistry major is based on the American Chemical Society's approved curriculum for undergraduate study in chemistry. Students progress from basic inorganic and organic chemistry to advanced study in analytical, instrumental, and physical chemistry. In the junior and senior years, students can choose from a number of elective courses based on personal interests. The capstone experience for the chemistry major is the senior research project, in which students develop independent research skills as they participate in ongoing research in their area of interest. This experience culminates the student's study at Stevenson University and often serves as a stepping-stone to the next phase of each individual's further education and career in chemistry.
The chemistry program at Stevenson University offers introductory and advanced courses that provide opportunities, for both chemistry majors and other students, to acquire knowledge about all of these topics. A Bachelor of Science degree is offered in Chemistry. For students majoring in other fields, chemistry and physical science courses will fulfill the general college requirements for science courses and for general electives.
The Stevenson Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences has the following instruments for use in classes as well as in student research.