The department of chemistry is located on the third floor of the Hoyt Science Resource Center. Enter the second floor from the walkway between Patterson Hall and Hoyt. The door to the stairwell is on the left.
Yes, our program has been approved by the ACS’s Committee on Professional Training. Student’s receive an ACS certified degree upon completion of the chemistry or biochemistry major.
You will enroll in either CHE111 Foundations of Chemistry or CHE117 Principles of Chemistry. The course you take first is based on your score on Westminster’s chemistry placement exam.
The chemistry placement exam will be mailed to your home address in May or June. You will take the exam at home and return it to us in the envelope provided.
An AP exam score of 4 or 5 gives you course credit for CHE117. An AP exam score of 3 gives you credit for CHE111.
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Chemistry faculty members teach all of the chemistry courses, including all laboratory courses.
Most chemistry classes are limited to 22 students.
We graduate an average of 12 majors each May.
There are research opportunities available every semester. You may begin working with a chemistry professor as early as your second semester at Westminster. All chemistry and biochemistry majors at Westminster complete a research project fall semester of their senior year.
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