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Majors

The Chemistry department at Wheaton offers four different tracks in the major to allow you to concentrate on the area of your greatest interest.

Our faculty teach a full range of courses in their specialty areas including analytical, inorganic, organic, physical chemistry and biochemistry. The four major tracks available give you the flexibility to tailor your program to best meet your needs and interests.

Major/Minor Tracks

  • Chemistry Major
    Our Chemistry major prepares you for engaging a wide range of vocations in chemistry and related fields.
  • Chemistry Major with Biochemistry Concentration
    The Chemistry major with Biochemistry concentration builds on the foundational chemistry degree by incorporating courses at the interface of chemistry and biology.
  • Chemistry Major ACS Certified*
    The Chemistry major ACS Certified offers additional advanced courses that provide a strong foundation in each of the major subfields of chemistry, the best preparation for a career in professional chemistry.
  • Chemistry Major ACS Certified* in Biochemistry
    The Chemistry major ACS Certified in Biochemistry is similar to that above, but has a greater emphasis on biochemistry.
  • Chemistry Minor
    The chemistry minor includes the first two years of the chemistry program plus some advanced electives that help students develop good scientific laboratory techniques.  Many students considering medical school or allied health fields will benefit from a chemistry minor.

* The department recommends an ACS major for those who are interested in jobs in industry or graduate programs in chemistry. 

Possible course sequence for Chemistry majors (PDF)

Specific course information can be found in the college catalog.