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Chemistry Program

Use your knack for math and science to tackle real-world problems—like water purification, crime scene investigation, or prescription drug creation. Whether you plan to be on the field or in the lab, the chemistry track within the Physics, Chemistry and Applied Sciences program will prepare you well for graduate education and a career in professional research or applied science in a range of industries. 

Chemistry is a program within the Physics, Chemistry and Applied Sciences program.

Why study chemistry at Gordon?

At Gordon, chemistry and creation care are inseparable. Motivated by our Christian call to be good stewards, Gordon has been a pioneer in the field of green chemistry—meaning we practice sustainable chemistry that is safe for humans and the environment.

What careers can I pursue by studying chemistry?

Chemists are curious, analytical thinkers with a propensity for problem-solving. They also tend to be strong communicators, collaborators and leaders—important traits in any field. You can tailor your studies within the Physics, Chemistry and Applied Sciences program to achieve your goals.

  • Chemical engineering
  • Research
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Teaching
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Forensic chemistry

Learn more about jobs and internships ➔


Stacy Strobel

Stacy Strobel ’15

Science learning specialist, Brooklyn Prospect Charter School

“The chemistry professors did an excellent job shaping us as scientists, as communicators, and as people. Our professors insisted we learn how to do science, how to do it safely, how to present it to a wide range of audiences, and how to work alone or as a team. I use all these skills every day as a special education science teacher.” Hear from others ➔


As a chemistry student, you’ll attend chemistry lectures and events. Many students also choose to participate in other opportunities outside the classroom:

Global Opportunities

Take your chemistry studies into a new context through short-term and semester-long programs around the globe.

Related Programs

It’s common for chemistry students to take advantage of the integrated nature of the Physics, Chemistry and Applied Sciences program by adding a minor in environmental studies or a second major (or minor) in biology or math. Others may take advantage of the wide range of programs offered through Gordon’s liberal arts curriculum and pursue additional studies in a non-science field, such as business or pre-law.


For more information, contact:

Dr. Greg Keller
Professor of Biology