Build a broad foundation

Biochemistry

For students who want a broad natural science background that will prepare them for careers in medicine, law or related fields, LaGrange offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Chemistry. It’s a major whose requirements are not so demanding that students cannot find time for nonchemistry electives.

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program in Chemistry is designed for students who intend to pursue graduate school in chemistry or chemically related fields such as chemical physics and environmental chemistry or work in research or industry as a bench chemist.

A Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Biochemistry is designed to prepare majors for professional school or further study in disciplines that bridge the chemical and biological sciences. The requirements of this major are few enough to leave significant time for nonchemistry electives.

Aren’t chemistry classes the same at every college?

No. At LaGrange, our classes involve group problem solving and the Socratic Method – asking questions that lead students to the answer rather than just giving a lecture. Every class is taught by a chemistry professor, not a teaching assistant. Chemistry is a hands-on science, and at LaGrange you will perform hands-on experiments that examine nature’s designs at a molecular level.