Terrific Faculty Members
“The chemistry department has terrific faculty members who not only teach but also care about the students. The labs, research and challenging courses have given me great hands-on experience and preparation for graduate school. I am very fortunate to be part of this learning environment at Bridgewater College." - Andrew Veenis, Class of 2014
“The chemistry major allows you experiment and manipulate elements that most people will never be exposed to in their life time. Classes such as Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Computational Chemistry not only solidify the fundamentals of chemistry, but also provide an explanation for all the reactions and phenomena that occur in nature." - Miesca McFarland, Class of 2015
Division of Natural Sciences
Earn your degree in chemistry at Bridgewater College. Build on an understanding of general principles to specialize in the different areas of chemistry. Perform research and present your findings. You have a world of opportunities waiting for you.
Activities and Clubs
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.
Careers and Graduate Schools
What can you do with your chemistry degree?
Like our recent 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
- Higher education
- 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.