Undergraduate Bulletin 2021 - 2022 
    May 30, 2024  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2021 - 2022 [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Chemistry, B.A.

Program Chair: Julia Baker, Ph.D.

Available in the Day College.


Extensive and challenging, our undergraduate Chemistry degree builds on the fundamentals of chemistry and incorporates personalized programs of study to support and enhance student career goals. Students intending to attend science graduate programs are encouraged to participate in undergraduate research and an internship is a good option for those pursuing a career in industry.   Additionally, the chemistry program has a biochemistry track for students interested in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and other graduate programs in the health professions. 

Mission: The mission of the chemistry major at Columbia College is to inspire and educate students and to ensure that they have a good understanding of the fundamentals of chemistry. The faculty focuses on training and mentoring undergraduate students in all aspects of chemistry, promoting of scientific reasoning in the formulation of questions and conclusions involving chemical phenomena, and preparing students for graduate study or employment in their chosen fields.  


Student Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Students will demonstrate content knowledge at an appropriate level for the course areas required in the curriculum (general, organic, analytical, biological and physical chemistry.) 
  2. Students will demonstrate their ability to use a variety of scientific instruments in a proficient manner. 
  3. Students will be able to make effective oral presentations on chemistry related subjects. 

Total Credit Hours: 33

Restricted Electives

Specified Electives

The following courses must be taken as specified electives.

Quantitative Reasoning

The Quantitative Reasoning requirement for General Education must be met with

Scientific Literacy

The following course must be taken to satisfy the Scientific Literacy requirement for General education.