Whitworth's innovative approach to the study of chemistry grounds first-year students in the major themes of the field. Students also complete core courses that introduce them to the principles of chemistry, and they choose from a variety of upper-division chemistry courses that support their career and graduate-school objectives. These elective courses offer students laboratory and/or field experiences in specialized areas.
Our chemistry professors are committed to developing students who are critical thinkers and who can adapt to the shifting complexities of the sciences. A chemistry degree from Whitworth prepares students for a variety of careers in the biological, medical and environmental fields, and in research and development in industrial and government laboratories. The degree also prepares students for graduate study in chemistry, medicine, dentistry and pharmacy..