BS in Chemistry

The chemistry program helps students develop a working knowledge of basic chemical principles and prepares them for careers or graduate training in chemistry. 

The BS degree is appropriate for students interested in pursuing a professional career in chemistry or chemistry-related fields.

A typical range of undergraduate courses is offered. In addition to the formal coursework taken for the BS degree, chemistry majors may also elect to participate in one or more semesters of industrial experience or academic research.

The chemistry program is housed in the Science Center and includes four well-equipped, modern laboratories, a classroom, study areas, a computer room, and faculty offices. Faculty and fellow students at the center are readily available for consultation and assistance. The laboratories house modern instruments, which may be used by all chemistry students. 

Instruments available to chemistry students include AA (atomic absorbance), Raman, FTIR (Fourier transform Infrared), GCMS (gas chromatography/mass spectrometry), PNMR and CNMR (proton and carbon nuclear magnetic resonance), HPLC (high pressure liquid chromatography), XRD (x-ray diffraction), UV/VIS (ultraviolet visible spectroscopy), and EPR (electron paramagnetic resonance).

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While attending Principia, Godfred Fianu (C’11):


  • Majored in chemistry and minored in math and religion
  • Participated on the solar car team
  • Was a member of the track team
  • Choreographed and danced in dance productions
  • Participated in the Pan African Conference
  • Worked at Tenacre, a Christian Science nursing facility in New Jersey, during school breaks

Imagine what you could do!