Chemistry Major & Minor


When applying for jobs and graduate programs, experience is key. Through Goshen College’s chemistry program, you’ll get hands-on experience in small classes with top-notch science faculty in a values-based learning environment. For example, even in your first semester, you’ll have access to scientific instrumentation that at large universities is normally restricted to upper-level or graduate students.

Discover Values-Based Chemistry Programs at Goshen College

Goshen College has a long-standing relationship with the sciences and faith. Chemistry majors have an opportunity to participate in undergraduate research, often working side-by-side with professors in their labs. You’ll also have opportunities to work on campus in collaboration with chemistry department faculty who maintain strong ties with researchers at universities across the United States in related areas.

Classes at Goshen College are taught by professors who have a Ph.D. in their field, so students are guaranteed to get the most up-to-date information in the classroom. In addition, our professors are dedicated mentors; they work closely with students both in and out of the classroom to ensure that each one has the opportunity to explore their academic interests.

At Goshen College, learners will get a well-rounded education that will set them up for success after graduation. Chemistry is offered as both a major and minor, and can be tailored with a variety of courses to fit specific interests, like inorganic chemistry, chemical processes, chemical sciences, atmospheric chemistry, environmental science, laboratory technicians, chemical engineers, materials science, research careers, teaching, medicine, roles with pharmaceutical companies and related industries.

Chemistry Graduates Get a World-Class Education in Chemistry

Students interested in studying chemistry at Goshen College will be among students who score, on average, in the 75th percentile nationally on the standardized exit exam. About 90 percent of pre-med graduates are accepted into medical schools, which is twice the national acceptance rate of other chemistry schools. Likewise, 80 percent of chemistry and biochemistry graduates are accepted into their graduate program, far above the national average.

Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry that Opens Doors

In this program, we’ll take your natural curiosity and help you develop the skills you’ll need to be successful in any industry, such as med school, graduate school, chemical companies, government agencies, and beyond.

Chemistry is one of the most versatile and important sciences, and chemistry majors and minors have a wide variety of career paths to choose from; they often receive job offers before they even complete their bachelor’s degree!

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Doug Schirch

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Dan Smith

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