The chemistry degree at Carson-Newman is a rigorous program that prepares you for cutting-edge research in the laboratory or for graduate programs in today’s growing number of medical fields. Beyond the classroom, you’ll discover service-learning opportunities, hands-on experiences with instrumentation and research projects, and interdisciplinary experiences with biology and physics. You’ll also have the option to double major, which allows you to combine chemistry with other interests. With particularly low student-to-teacher ratios in the upper-level courses, our faculty will work closely with you as you develop the skills and knowledge to attain your career goals.
BA in Chemistry: A basic chemistry degree prepares you for a job in a laboratory or for a health profession graduate program. Gives you the opportunity to double major and broaden your background.
BS in Chemistry: A chemistry degree which includes research and prepares you for a career as a chemist.
Did You Know?
Chemists have made some of history’s most significant contributions to mankind. Notable examples include development of the smallpox vaccine, the discovery of radioactivity, the breakthrough of pasteurization and the production of penicillin.
My time at Carson-Newman taught me not only critical thinking skills but also taught me about servant leadership. I was taught not only scientific concepts: I was taught life skills.Brandon Jessie, 2013 / Environmental Protection Neutron Sciences Directorate / Oak Ridge National Lab
You'll be Ready
The C-N science facilities are designed for hands-on learning in every aspect. Classrooms are equipped with full multimedia capability to utilize current instructional technologies. Ten laboratories accommodate the distinct applications of different courses. And we even maintain a cadaver lab for human anatomy courses.
Advanced labs are equipped with research-level instruments such as:
- Bright-field, phase-contrast and fluorescence microscopes, plus inverted microscopes and a laser capture microdissection scope.
- Centrifuges in most possible configurations including floor-standing preparative and ultracentrifuges.
- PCR units, a BiaCore Biosensor and flow cytometers.
- A range of spectrophotometers, including FT-IR, FT-NMR, UV-VIS, ICP-OES, Flame-AES, and MS.
- Specially configured chromatography systems.