The North Carolina Wesleyan College Chemistry Program prepares students for professional advancement, life-long learning and responsible participation in their communities by providing training, experiences, methodology and information in a technical field that is at the center of many professions and is critical to the solution of local and global challenges of today.
Chemistry has been called the central science because knowledge of chemistry and its tools is essential for effective operation in fields from biology to physics, medicine to materials science, nutrition to environmental management and many other areas. The most pressing global issues that we face today are in energy, food, water, health and environment and advances in chemistry will be required for triumph in each. North Carolina Wesleyan College intends to prepare its students to understand these issues from a chemical perspective and bring that perspective to bear on responsible solutions as professionals and informed debate as citizens.
A degree from the North Carolina Wesleyan College Chemistry Program is the ideal starting point for a successful career in these and many other professions. The program of instruction emphasizes critical thinking and analytical reasoning above all and communication through both written and oral assignments. Students will learn how to use the chemical literature and develop other information skills needed for chemistry study and practice. Our chemistry degree recipients will be ready to enter the working world as chemists or continue on to advanced study in chemistry, engineering, medicine or other chemistry dependent fields. They will have the skills, capabilities and confidence to excel in technology, business or public service.