Applied Chemistry (Bachelor of Science)
From practicing chemist to science teacher, you’ll be prepared to pursue the career you envision with Creighton’s applied chemistry Bachelor of Science. The applied chemistry major combines foundational courses in chemistry, physics and mathematics with advanced coursework in chemistry and other physical/mathematical disciplines to develop depth within your interest area.
This major, when taken with general biology, fulfills all pre-engineering requirements for the Washington University in St. Louis dual-degree engineering programs, while also preparing non-dual-degree students for careers and further education in engineering, chemistry and the applied sciences.
Throughout the bachelor of applied chemistry program, you’ll:
- Learn how to problem-solve in unique and creative ways, utilizing both team-based and independent learning
- Gain an understanding of chemistry that is highly regarded by employers and graduate and health professions schools
- Examine the ins and outs of faculty-mentored research, including opportunities to be published in scientific journals and present at national meetings
Creighton admissions are based upon:
- High school GPA
- ACT or SAT scores*
- Extracurricular activities
- Personal statement to demonstrate creative abilities not reflected in your transcripts
- Recommendation from high school counselor
- Honors sections and advanced placement courses will enhance a candidate’s application
*For students who are choosing to apply test-optional, ACT/SAT exam scores are not required at the time of application for admission.
Dates & Deadlines
Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.
Creighton University's Financial Aid Office administers over $200,000,000 in student aid each year from federal, state, institutional and private sources.
To help make your undergraduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. A variety of scholarships are also available.
- The Chemistry Club offers extracurricular activities and networking with faculty and other students. It also provides members opportunities to be student teachers/teaching assistants and volunteer with activities for area high school and grade school students, including Chemistry Field Day, the Melodious Musichemical Manifestation and Chem Demo Show.
Most Creighton chemistry majors perform research with faculty mentors. Many do research during the academic year in the labs of the chemistry faculty, while others work in laboratories of chemical scientists in other physical science departments of the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Medicine and the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.
In addition, other Omaha-area opportunities for undergraduate research include programs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Omaha Veterans Administration Medical Center. Some students choose a summer research experience at Creighton or in programs hosted by National Science Foundation-funded colleges and universities across the country.
Creighton chemistry majors are particularly successful in attaining desirable jobs, graduate stipends and admission to graduate and professional schools. Approximately one-third of Creighton chemistry majors go directly to a health professional school in fields such as medicine, dentistry and pharmacy. Another one-third participate in organized volunteer programs (such as JVC, Peace Corps and Teach for America), obtain employment in chemistry-related fields or enroll in MBA or JD programs. The remaining one-third enroll in PhD programs in chemistry or chemistry-related disciplines, such as:
- Chemical engineering
- Environmental science