When you understand the tiniest components of our natural world, you can make big changes. Chemistry influences the medicine we invent, the laws we write, and the spaces we create—and Christians are needed in these spaces to solve problems and spur innovation.
To pursue a chemistry major, you’ll need to earn a minimum grade of a "C" (2.0) in two early chemistry courses you'll take at Calvin: Chemistry 104 (General Chemistry) and one of these courses: Chemistry 201, 253, or 261. These foundational courses will help you confirm your interest in chemistry and make sure that chemistry is the right path to your career goals.
Your chemistry faculty advisor will help you understand this requirement and help you plan an academic path to your biochemistry major.
Adding American Chemical Society certification to your degree gives you additional research experience, and sets you up well for graduate studies. To learn how to add an ACS certification to a chemistry major, please contact the chemistry and biochemistry department or consult with a faculty advisor.
Combine chemistry and engineering
Understand and improve the production of products people use every day with a chemical engineering major. In four years, you’ll graduate with the academic record and internship experience needed for a career in fields like biotechnology, environmental services, and many more. Learn more »
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