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, a professional concentration within the chemistry major will prepare you well for graduate education and a career in professional research or applied chemistry in a range of industries.
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. Just as chemistry is central to the sciences, research is central to chemistry. You’ll do research projects with our expert faculty in our growing state-of-the-art lab spaces, and have opportunities to pursue and present additional research around the country.
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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 chemistry major and related programs to achieve your goals.
HEAR FROM A GRAD
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 ➔
GO THE EXTRA MILE
As a chemistry major, you’ll join a tight-knit community that gathers regularly for meals at faculty homes, attends chemistry lectures and events, and hosts annual Christmas and graduation parties. Many students also choose to participate in other opportunities outside the classroom:
Take your chemistry studies into a new context through short-term and semester-long programs around the globe.
It’s common for chemistry majors to add a minor in environmental studies or a second major (or minor) in biology, math or physics. 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.