A Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from St. Francis College provides students with excellent preparation for medical school and other professional schools, graduate studies, teaching, research, laboratory work, and a variety of other science-related opportunities.
Chemistry is fundamental to our understanding and exploration of the natural world, and to solving the medical, health and environmental problems that we currently face as a society. Chemistry is sometimes called the “central science,” because it connects other scientific disciplines to each other, such as biology, physics, geology, and neuroscience. There are many reasons to study chemistry, even if you aren’t pursuing a career in science.
The Chemistry and Physics department at St. Francis College instructs students in chemical theory and in developing hands-on experience in both classical and instrumental techniques, preparing majors for careers in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries as well as for graduate and professional school.
Underlying the focused, outcomes-driven curriculum is SFC’s robust General Education Program, which is the cornerstone of SFC and affirms its mission to graduate educated, well-rounded individuals who enter the workforce and work to change and culturally diversify the world.
CENTERED AROUND STUDENT SUCCESS
Personal attention and mentoring are fundamental to student success in Chemistry, and this is what SFC specializes in. Students in the department are encouraged to explore the many opportunities that a B.S. in Chemistry can offer and to become involved in research early in the program in order to acquire the experiences and laboratory skills that are key to competing effectively in today’s markets.
St. Francis College students receive the enhanced Terrier 360 system of wrap-around support from day one to after graduation. Within the robust support, students gain in-depth insight and guidance on academic, internship, and career path options via the Center for Student Success, Center for Career Exploration, and Center for Learning and Leadership.
The STEM Resource Center (SRC) at St. Francis College offers students opportunities for various paid student worker positions for STEM majors. Eligible students of all academic years can apply through Handshake.
Additional advantages of SRC include the STEM Student Researchers, STEM Peer Ambassador, and STEM Institute Peer Leaders programs that offer support beyond the classroom through guidance, development, and research specific to STEM fields.
Learn more about SRC on the website.
PARTNERSHIP WITH ST. GEORGE’S UNIVERSITY
Qualified pre-medicine or pre-veterinary students can gain streamlined admission to St. George University’s Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine on a 4+4 path, where they complete their four-year undergraduate degree at St. Francis in a pre-medicine or pre-veterinary medicine program and proceed directly to medical school at St. George's in Grenada.
Exceptional pre-medicine students can qualify for the "3+4" program, under which they complete their degrees in three years and then move on to medical school at St. George's before spending the final two (2) years in clinical rotations at hospitals affiliated with SGU.
Students who wish to participate in one of the direct admissions partnerships must indicate their interest upon applying to St. Francis. Qualified students will be prioritized for interviews and admissions decisions, provided they meet the admissions criteria for both schools.
Students accepted into the medical program will receive a $10,000 scholarship upon matriculating at St. George’s.
Read about the full partnership details here.
CHEMISTRY B.S. | 120-126 CREDITS
Chemistry can be a challenging, yet rewarding, subject, and SFC suggests that students maintain a GPA of 3.0 in early major courses. The major in Chemistry provides students with excellent preparation for medical school and other professional schools, graduate studies, teaching, research, and laboratory careers.
The full curriculum can be found here.