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Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts

Major, Minor, Teaching Endorsement


Female students pour chemicals while performing experiment in the chemistry lab.

Why This Program?

Understand the chemical processes within living organisms. 

Chemistry is the study of matter, its properties, how and why substances combine or separate to form other substances, and how substances behave and change. This program combines complex concepts with practical experiments, bringing the study of Chemistry to life in our state-of-the-art chemistry laboratories.

  • Qualified Faculty: You will work closely with our accomplished program faculty, including accomplished researchers who are known to conduct research right here on campus. Work with professors who know you by your name, not a number. The program is designed to provide a variety of experiences to help set you apart as you to look to apply to graduate schools or begin to pursue a professional career. 
  • Get hands-on experience: Conduct professional experiments and research side-by-side with faculty members in their respective fields. You can even earn a stipend doing it! The practical experience is a great confidence and résumé booster, especially for graduate school.
  • Learn in state-of-the-art labs: Our facilities include new organic and general chemistry labs with state-of-the-art renovations, and a revamped molecular biology workshop with equipment unparalleled by any institution our size.

Briar Cliff's chemistry program is designed to allow students a variety of experiences, giving them the confidence and tools they need to succeed.