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Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Honolulu
Fall

Honolulu
Spring
Chemistry

Program description

Chemistry

Chemistry is the study of matter and the changes it undergoes. As such, the discipline is central to the natural sciences, serving as a foundation for biology, environmental and marine sciences, material sciences, engineering, and medicine. Thus, a strong background in chemistry prepares students not only for service in the chemical arena (e.g. education, analytical chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical research, synthesis, quality control, etc.), but also for related disciplines including medicine, pharmacy, biotechnology, environmental sciences, alternative fuels, material sciences, and many more. The HPU Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree offers a broad-based and rigorous chemistry education that provides students with the intellectual, experimental, and communication skills to participate effectively as scientific professionals. The program is modeled on the American Chemical Society (ACS) guidelines for undergraduate chemistry education and prepares students for employment as professional chemists, for entrance into graduate or health professional schools, and for employment in other areas where a background in chemistry is advantageous. A distinguishing feature of the program is in the hands-on experience students engage in through our laboratory courses, which are rich, relevant, and reflective of laboratory environments in academic, industrial, and government laboratories. There are two concentrations to choose from, both of which lead to a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. The Conventional Concentration prepares students for employment as professional scientists or for entrance in graduate school in chemistry and other natural sciences. The Pre-Health Professions Concentration trains students with the most current and essential chemistry curriculum while preparing them for entrance into professional schools in medicine, pharmacy, veterinary, and dentistry.

Admission requirements

  • Online Application
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Proof of English proficiency

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Program content

Conventional Concentration

  • General Chemistry I
  • Calculus I
  • General Chemistry I Laboratory
  • General Chemistry II
  • General Chemistry II Laboratory
  • Calculus II
  • General Physics I
  • General Physics I Laboratory
  • General Physics II
  • General Physics II Laboratory
  • Physical Chemistry I
  • Physical Chemistry II
  • Physical Chemistry Laboratory
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Research Fundamentals
  • Senior Research
  • Biochemistry I
  • Biochemistry I Laboratory
  • Senior Seminar

Pre-Health Professions Concentration

  • General Chemistry I
  • Calculus I
  • General Chemistry I Laboratory
  • General Chemistry II
  • General Chemistry II Laboratory
  • Calculus II
  • General Physics I
  • General Physics I Laboratory
  • General Physics II
  • General Physics II Laboratory
  • Physical Chemistry I
  • Physical Chemistry II
  • Physical Chemistry Laboratory
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Research Fundamentals
  • Senior Research
  • Biochemistry I
  • Biochemistry I Laboratory
  • Senior Seminar
  • Human Physiology
  • Human Anatomy
  • Genetics
  • Cell and Molecular Biology

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information

Qualification

The Chemistry program learning outcomes are listed below. Graduates will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic and foundational chemical prinicples that provide significant insight into the functioning of the physical world.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts within the core areas of chemistry: analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic and physical.
  • Develop expertise in commonly used chemical laboratory methods.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the theory and learn to operate a wide variety of advanced chemical instrumentation.
  • Learn to access and interpret literature in the field of chemistry.
  • Critically analyze experimental results.
  • Present scientific information orally using visual aids.
  • Communicate scientific information in written reports.
  • Acquire and statistically analyze quantitative data.
  • Solve chemical problems quantitatively.

Transferable Skills

Majoring in chemistry and biochemistry develops skills that are transferable to careers outside the sciences. These include:

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Analytical and math skills
  • Scientific writing
  • Oral communication
  • Leadership and team skills
  • Planning/time management

Career opportunities

Some example careers for chemistry and biochemistry graduates include:

  • Chemical industry
  • Medicine, dentistry, pharmacy
  • Graduate school in chemistry, biochemistry, engineering, and related fields
  • Teaching
  • Pharmaceutical and biotech jobs
  • Forensics labs
  • Diagnostics and analytical labs

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Hawai'i Pacific University

Hawai‘i Pacific University is the largest private, non-profit university in the state of Hawai’i, USA. HPU is home to over 4,000 students from all 50 states and over 65 countries around the world. Our campuses are unique, with the excitement...


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Why study at Hawai'i Pacific University

Hawai‘i Pacific University is the largest private, non-profit university in the state of Hawai’i, USA. We are home to over 4,000 students from all 50 states and over 65 countries around the world. Our campuses are exquisitely unique. HPU combines the excitement of an urban campus located in downtown Honolulu with the serenity of a campus set in the green foothills of the Ko‘olau mountains and an Oceanic Institute bordering the Pacific Ocean. All three are less than a 30 minute drive from the infamous Waikiki.

Our curriculum, which builds on our diversity by combining American educational traditions with global perspectives, emphasizes on rigorous intellectual engagement and social responsibility. The hands-on learning approach in combination with small class sizes and an inspiring teaching faculty ensure that students get the most of their studies.

All that combined is what makes HPU a one-of-a-kind destination.

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Hawai'i Pacific University

1 Aloha Tower Drive
96813 Honolulu Hawaii
United States of America

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