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Applied Chemistry Major

Explore the components of the natural world

Major in applied chemistry at Bridgewater. Perform research and present your findings. Explore all the applications of the various fields of chemistry and build upon your knowledge year by year.

Specific requirements for this major can be found in the College Catalog.

Required Courses Meet the Faculty

Conduct independent research projects like these under the supervision of faculty:

  • “Hydroformylation of Alkenes with Iron Catalysts”
  • “A Study of the Leaching of Bisphenol A”
  • “A Study of Suspect Drug Components in Bacterial Growth”
  • “Graywater Recycling Using a Biological Treatment System”
  • “Caution! The Danger of Heating Before Eating”

And as a senior, present your research at the undergraduate research symposium sponsored by the Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society.

Network with your fellow students and faculty as part of the Chemistry Club.

What can you do with your applied chemistry degree?

Like many BC graduates, you might enter graduate schools such as:

  • Boston University
  • George Mason University
  • Georgetown University
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Shenandoah University
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Virginia
  • West Virginia University

Or pursue a career in:

  • Environmental protection
  • Field analysis
  • Government
  • Higher education
  • Industry
  • Law
  • Secondary education
  • Technical writing and editing
  • Water and wastewater studies

Learn more about career paths, employment and advancement in the field of chemistry from the American Chemical Society.