Chemistry, Biochemistry & Physical Sciences

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The Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences offers degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry that require 72 credits of coursework in the areas of Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Biology.

While arming students with a solid background in both theoretical and laboratory chemistry, students have enough room in the curriculum to couple  their chemistry degree with other programs — such as education, computer information systems, or business — to better prepare them for interdisciplinary careers like patent or environmental law or science writing.

Physical Science does not have a major at The College of St. Scholastica, but provides support for programs such as Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Health Sciences, and Education.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the program often find work in industrial, government, or academic laboratory positions or move on to graduate school in Chemical and Biological Sciences or numerous  professional schools in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or physical therapy. 

Program Outcomes

Students obtain a broad base of knowledge in chemistry and the supporting math and science fields along with significant laboratory skill development.

Specifically graduates of the program will be prepared to:

  • Solve problems utilizing their knowledge of the subdisciplines of chemistry.
  • Communicate scientific concepts effectively in written and oral form.
  • Work effectively as laboratory chemists independently as well as in teams.
  • Act as ethical and professional members of the science community.

Formats and Locations

The B.S./B.A. Chemistry and B.S. Biochemistry degrees as well as the Physical Sciences coursework are all offered in a traditional, on-campus format at our main Duluth campus.

Application to the program (traditional undergraduates only)

Traditional undergraduate students must first be accepted to St. Scholastica. Visit our traditional undergraduate admissions section for more information.

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Contact Us

Jennifer Maki, Program Chair

The College of St. Scholastica
School of Sciences
Science Building, Room 3306 
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811

Phone: (218) 723-6457
Email: jmaki@css.edu