• Fundamental chemical principles and the inculcation of an appreciation for the physical nature of the natural world, and the chemical and energy changes that occur in that world
You’ll enjoy the Abbey’s Chemistry minor if you
  • are strong in science and math
  • enjoy lab work and working with others in lab
  • also like to work independently
Chemistry is enormously practical in fields such as biology or physics, and the knowledge of chemical properties and relations is valuable in any career field.
  • Becoming proficient in chemistry. Our chemistry program is edifying and highly rigorous. Students graduating from Belmont Abbey College with a minor in chemistry will be well-prepared to pursue careers in the sciences.
With a minor in Chemistry from Belmont Abbey College, you will be able to pursue a variety of career areas such as:
  • medical assistant
  • laboratory technician
  • chemical engineering
  • forensic sciences
  • drug and food testing
  • science teacher
A Chemistry Minor prepares students for: a range of opportunities such as: medical, law, dental, and graduate school, chemistry research and teaching, and pharmaceutical research and development.

The Abbey Difference:

Guided by the tenets of Catholicism and the Benedictine hallmarks, Belmont Abbey College strives to provide its students with a well-rounded education that promotes wise and ethical decisions. The Chemistry minor presents students with an orderly, disciplined study of fundamental chemical principles, giving them an appreciation of both the physical nature of the natural world and of the chemical and energy changes that occur there. In accordance with the Catholic and Benedictine liberal arts tradition, students gain an understanding of the natural world as one means of coming to know the truth.

Program Requirements:

  • CH 221 Organic Chemistry I
  • CH 222 Organic Chemistry II
  • CH 316 Biochemistry
  • CH 317 Analytical Chemistry

NOTE: Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in each course taken for the minor.

It is the student’s responsibility to see that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.

Program coordinator:

Dr. Marilyn Martin-Schwan - Associate Professor of Chemistry, Coordinator of Chemistry Minor
B.A., University of Maine
M.S., University of Maine
Ph.D., University of North Dakota