The Department of Chemistry at Campbellsville University prepares students for success in the industrial, educational, graduate or professional arenas. Students develop an in-depth, learner-centered understanding of the principles of chemistry and related fields through classroom, laboratory and research experiences. Graduates of our program master the content, communication and critical thinking skills, ethics and social responsibility to become pursue careers as scientists, allied health professionals, educators and scientifically literate citizens.
The chemistry program offers the student a choice between a four-year Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree or a four-year Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. Students who wish to pursue a graduate degree in chemistry or employment in the chemical industry or related fields are advised to pursue the B.S. degree. The B.A. degree is designed for students seeking secondary education certification in chemistry as well as for several pre-professional majors (pre-dental, pre-medical, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, pre-veterinary medicine, etc.). Students pursuing careers in dentistry, medicine, and pharmacy generally major in chemistry with a minor in biology or the converse.
Research opportunities for students include areas such as inorganic and organic syntheses, chemical education, environmental monitoring of local waterways, and materials science.