Chemistry: Concentration in Physics, B.S.

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Understand the nature of the physical world with a degree in chemistry: concentration in physics. Challenge yourself with intellectually stimulating coursework, all taught through a Christian worldview.

School of Liberal Arts & Sciences

West Palm Beach



Why Study Chemistry: Concentration in Physics at PBA?

PBA’s Chemistry graduates will be competitive for professional and graduate programs. Students graduating with a chemistry major will demonstrate technical writing skills, formulate a research proposal, and appraise scientific literature. Add a concentration in physics to gain a solid foundation through physics labs, calculus, and your choice of three electives.

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What Will I Learn as a Chemistry Major?

  • General chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Instrumental analysis
  • Biochemistry
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Research methods
  • Physical chemistry for life sciences

Physics concentration:

  • Calculus
  • Special relativity
  • Thermodynamics
  • Statistical Mechanics

As a student in the School of Arts & Sciences, you’ll find a rich array of programs—from creative writing and philosophy to mathematics and the sciences—all of which are delivered with a Christian worldview. And you’ll discover opportunities that could include studying marine wildlife in the Galapagos, the Atlantic or the Everglades; interning at a Fortune 500 company; or exploring the ancient architecture of Rome. On any given day as a student in the School of Arts & Sciences you may find yourself:

  • Presenting research at a national psychology conference
  • Analyzing polling data as an intern for a candidate for Congress
  • Studying sea turtles in the Atlantic
  • Participating in exciting educational trips, including to the Galapagos or the Everglades
  • Supporting the computer network for one of West Palm Beach’s Fortune 500 companies
  • Analyzing DNA
  • Publishing a story in PBA’s literary journal Living Waters Review
  • Walking the stages of London’s renowned theatres
  • Enhancing your knowledge and skills through clubs and organizations, like the Mathematics Club or the Marine Biology Club

Hands-On Learning

The program provides exciting hands-on labs and other learning opportunities, including field trips to places such as the Everglades, the Galapagos Islands and Costa Rica. Our students also intern at leading scientific organizations and agencies, some of which include:

  • Max Planck Institute
  • Scripps Research Institute
  • Loggerhead Marine Life Center
  • Mote Marine Laboratory
  • MacArthur Beach State Park
  • Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management
  • South Florida Water Management District

Benefit from Top-Notch Facilities

You’ll benefit from learning in South Florida, which has an increasing concentration of companies involved in medical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and biochemistry areas, including:

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Learn more about your classes and requirements in the course catalog.

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