The chemistry program at Cabrini is designed to prepare chemistry majors for successful careers in a variety of industries and professions including the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology, medicine, academics, secondary education, government, as well as other chemistry-related fields.
Students seeking a bachelor of science degree in chemistry are required to take courses including General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Instrumental Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, a Senior Seminar and an Internship or research project.
Chemistry majors also are required to take two chemistry electives from a selection of courses which includes Inorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry II, Combinatorial and Computational Chemistry, Advanced Organic Chemistry, Organic Spectroscopy and Environmental Chemistry.
Through an affiliation with a number of local colleges, students can take chemistry courses off-campus that will be included as part of their program of required chemistry courses.
At Cabrini, students who choose to major or minor in chemistry will receive a strong foundation and comprehensive education in chemistry that is necessary for a successful career.
They will have the opportunity to meet with faculty to discuss their concerns and to answer questions regarding course material, career choices, or any aspects of chemistry that interest them.
No courses used towards the Chemistry major may be taken under the pass/fail option.
Students must take PHY 101-102 (with laboratories, 8 credits) as their science literacy requirement for the major. Refer to course description for explanation of PHY 101/102 prerequisites.
Majors must also take MAT 130 as a quantitative literacy course or as a free elective.
Biology majors may only earn a chemistry minor by satisfying the requirements listed below in addition to taking two approved CHE courses above and beyond the requirements of their biology program.
Students interested in teaching at the high-school level need to double major in Chemistry and Secondary Education.
*Students with little or no background in the biological sciences are encouraged to take BIO 101 or BIO 107 to strengthen their background for this course.