Stand Out With an Undergraduate Degree From Webster

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Earn Your Bachelor of Science in Chemistry to Launch a World of Possibilities

Chemistry is often referred to as the “central science” because it joins physics, biology, mathematics and the earth and environmental sciences. Chemistry helps explain a wide range of processes, including plant growth (botany), the formation of igneous rocks (geology), the ozone and how it is affected by humans (ecology), how medications work (pharmacology) and crime scene evidence (forensics).

As a Webster University Chemistry major, you’ll engage in coursework in chemistry, physics and mathematics. Webster’s BS in Chemistry is an excellent starting point for a professional career in medicine or other health sciences area and fulfills the prerequisites for medical, dental, pharmacy and veterinary professional programs.

Chemistry majors at Webster conduct a deep dive into the theories and applications of organic, inorganic, analytical, physical and biochemistry. The program includes significant laboratory work, allowing you to become proficient in the skills necessary to succeed in a chemistry career. Numerous hands-on learning opportunities are offered through undergraduate research, teaching assistantships, summer research option and internships.

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Set Yourself Apart with Your BS in Chemistry Senior Thesis

Our required senior thesis ensures you will work with a faculty mentor on a semester-long research project. You’ll present your results to the University community, and many students present at conferences, with some having their results published in professional journals.

Choose Webster for Your Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry

Learn in Small Classes Taught by Full-Time Chemistry Faculty

The majority of our Chemistry major courses are taught by full-time instructors. You’ll learn from engaged, passionate, dedicated instructors in lectures that contain 25 students or fewer, with 12 students or fewer in laboratory courses.

Independent Research Embedded Throughout Our Program

As a BS in Chemistry student, you can choose to conduct research with a faculty mentor beginning in your second semester. You’ll work side by side with a full-time faculty mentor and may co-author peer-reviewed articles. You might even present your work at local, national and international conferences.

Use Tools of the Trade in Hands-On Learning Opportunities

Most of our Bachelor of Science in Chemistry courses include a laboratory component through which you’ll gain hands-on experience. Work with nuclear magnetic resonance, ultraviolet-visible and infrared spectroscopy along with gas and liquid chromatography and more. You'll also have access to etensive electronic, digital and computational resources.

Be Supported Every Step of the Way

As you earn your Chemistry bachelor’s degree at Webster, you’ll receive personal support to help you succeed in school and as you prepare for a career or graduate program. Personal academic and career advisors mentor you as you navigate your chosen path, and numerous support resources are available to you when you need them.

Access State-of-the-Art Browning Hall

Webster’s Chemistry bachelor’s degree program is housed in Browning Hall, with four chemistry teaching labs, a chemistry research lab and an instrumentation room. In addition, this interdisciplinary science building contains biology and physics laboratories. The chemistry department possesses a number of computational chemistry programs including GAMESS (General Atomic and Molecular Electronic Structure System), and the most recent version of Gaussian — the most popular and widely used computational program in chemistry.

As a BS in Chemistry student, you’ll have access to a variety of modern chemical instruments, including FT-IR (PerkinElmer Frontier), UV-Vis-NIR (PerkinElmer LAMBDA 750), UV-Vis (PerkinElmer Bio Rad 10), NMR (Nanalysis NMReady-60e) and fluorescence (ISS PC1) spectrometers. Other instruments include a UV photoreactor, a GC-FID (Agilent 6890), an HPLC (Agilent 1100), and a polarimeter (Steeg & Reuter). Chemistry majors also have access to an array of biological instrumentation, including PCR, flow cytometer, electrophoresis and ultracentrifuge equipment.

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What Can You Do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry?

Graduates with a BS in Chemistry are prepared to continue their education in a graduate or professional health services program, or enter the workforce in a chemistry-related career position.

You may work in any number of industries, including corporate, government and academic sectors. Recent Webster alumni have accepted positions at institutions like Bayer, Novus International, Nestle Purina, Anheuser-Busch, Washington University and others.

With your Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Webster, you’ll be prepared to seek career positions such as:

  • Environmental Scientist
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Food Technologist
  • Lab Technician
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Geoscientist
  • Materials Engineer
  • Natural Sciences Manager
  • High School Teacher
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Boost Your Degree with a Minor

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  • Complete a minor along with your BS in Chemistry degree. The following undergraduate minor programs are offered by the College of Science and Health’s Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics:
  • Biology

    Exercise Science

    General Science


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