Department of Chemistry | Briar Cliff University

Department of Chemistry

About our Department

The Department of Chemistry offers two programs to accommodate the variety of backgrounds and interests of students with a desire to major in chemistry. Either degree is quite appropriate for students intending to teach in secondary school:

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemistry

  • For students who plan to enter industry or pursue graduate study in chemistry
  • Emphasis on mathematics and scientific applications

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Chemistry

  • For students preparing for the medical or paramedical professions
  • Stresses the biological aspects of chemistry

The department also offers majors in biochemistry and medical laboratory science.

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BCMB 10IS - Molecular and Genetic Techniques I
BCMB 20IS - Molecular and Genetic Techniques II
BCMB 401 - Biochemistry (Molecular Biology) Research Project I
BCMB 402 - Biochemistry (Molecular Biology) Research Project II
BCMB 403 - Biochemistry (Molecular Biology) Research Project III
CHEM 04 IS - Lab Instructor I
CHEM 05 IS - Chemistry Research I
CHEM 109 - Chemistry for the Health Sciences I
CHEM 110 - Chemistry for the Health Sciences II
CHEM 111 - Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM 111L - Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 112 - Principles of Chemistry II
CHEM 112L - Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 13 IS - Chemistry Research II
CHEM 235 - Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 29 IS - Chemical Materials Preparation
CHEM 301 - Instrumental Analysis
CHEM 337 - Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 337L - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 338 - Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 338L - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 339 - Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 35 IS - Dissemination of Results
CHEM 36 IS - Academic Chemistry Project
CHEM 440 - Special Methods of Teaching Chemistry
CHEM 442 - Biochemistry I
CHEM 442L - Biochemistry I Laboratory
CHEM 443 - Biochemistry II
CHEM 445 - Physical Chemistry I
CHEM 445L - Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 446 - Physical Chemistry II
CHEM 446L - Physical Chemistry Laboratory II


Ted Bryan

Ted Bryan
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Paul Weber

Paul Weber
Professor of Chemistry

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Ashley Van Cleave

“I had never even considered research as a career option until I started working on a research project and realized how much I enjoyed the challenge that research presents,” she said. “Since I had this experience at Briar Cliff, it was an easier transition into my current job.”

Ashley Van Cleave

Biochemistry Major, Psychology Minor ('17)

Briar Cliff, Chemistry Department