Department of Chemistry

Division of Natural Sciences

When you study chemistry at Bridgewater, you’ll have a strong understanding of all the basic areas of chemistry (analytical, organic, inorganic, physical, and biochemical). You’ll perform independent research under the guidance of our faculty and present your findings.

If you’re interested in attending pharmacy school, check out our pre-pharmacy program

If you want to work in environmental fields, explore the environmental science major and minor, which are joint programs with the biology department.

Applied Chemistry Major

As an applied chemistry major at Bridgewater, you will have the opportunity to build your knowledge by completing lab course work and conducting research projects.

Biochemistry Major

Check out this hybrid of traditional biology and chemistry majors.

Chemistry Major

Explore the field of chemistry and gain in depth knowledge of principles. A degree in chemistry prepares you to pursue a professional career or graduate school.

Environmental Science Major

The environmental science major is an interdisciplinary major, combining coursework from both the biology and chemistry departments. You can also choose an emphasis in wildlife biology.

Applied Chemistry Minor

When you add an applied chemistry minor, you’ll gain an overview of general chemistry and organic chemistry principles. Choose from a variety of courses including environmental chemistry, advanced organic and inorganic chemistry physical chemistry and more.

Environmental Science Minor

Add an environmental science minor to your degree to explore the natural world across the fields of biology and chemistry.

Physical Chemistry Minor

Adding a physical chemistry minor will give you a foundation of general chemistry principles while also including coursework from the fields of physics and mathematics.

Pre-Pharmacy

Chemistry Facilities

Chemistry Faculty

Questions? Contact us!

Dr. Kenneth Overway Department Chair
540-828-5727
koverway@bridgewater.edu