Majors & Minors

The study of chemistry is particularly appropriate to students interested in medicine, academic or industrial scientific research, forensics, or teaching. Two major options (ACS approved or non-ACS approved track) and a minor option are available. The ACS approved major curriculum is most appropriate for students interested in entering industry or continuing their studies in graduate school. The non-ACS approved major curriculum, while rigorous, affords a student flexibility to pursue other academic interests during their time at Agnes Scott. The curriculum for majors requires a strong foundation in all five subdisciplines of chemistry (analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, and biochemistry), while allowing students to tailor upper-level requirements to their individual interests. Students considering a major in chemistry should consult a department member as soon as possible since the sequence of courses and prerequisites for the major require careful planning.