Chemistry Typical Schedule

"My experience as a student in the Rockhurst College Chemistry Department brings back fond memories. The aspect I remember the most is the willingness of the instructors to go the extra mile to make sure you succeed. I believe I received an excellent education in Chemistry which has paid big dividends for me in my medical school years." 
- Courtney Hardy, Class of 1995
Fourth year medical student Loyola University of Chicago

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
General Chemistry (4 hours credit)*
Calculus I (4)
Freshmen in Science (1)
Electives/Core classes (6-9)

Spring Semester
General Chemistry (4)*
Calculus II (4)
Electives/Core classes (6-10)

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
Organic Chemistry I (3)
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
General Physics I & Lab (4)
Electives/Core (6-10)

Spring Semester
Organic Chemistry II (3)
Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)
General Physics II & Lab (4)
Analytical Chemistry (4)*
Electives/Core (3-6)

*Honors General Chemistry may be substituted with Analytical Chemistry taken in the spring.

Career Options for Chemists

A chemistry degree from Rockhurst can be customized to meet the needs of a variety of career objectives:

  • Chemical engineer
  • Manufacturing representative
  • Chemical or pharmaceutical sales
  • Metallurgy
  • Pharmacy or pharmacology research
  • Quality assurance
  • Environmental protection
  • Science and technical writing
  • Chemical technician
  • Forensic chemistry
  • Educator
  • Agricultural scientist
  • Doctor
  • Patent attorney