Dec 05, 2023  
2023-2024 Scripps Catalog 
2023-2024 Scripps Catalog


Please see the Science  section of this catalog for more information.

The student of chemistry examines, describes, and explores the composition, structure, and properties of substances and the changes they undergo. This curriculum provides a firm foundation in the principles of chemistry as well as sufficient experience to prepare the student for basic research, secondary school teaching, the pursuit of a career in medicine, or graduate study in the field. The W.M. Keck Science chemistry major is accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Learning Outcomes of the Program in Chemistry

Students majoring in chemistry will:

  1. Be able to apply knowledge of chemistry, physics, and math to solve chemical problems.
  2. Possess a breadth of knowledge in analytical, physical, organic, analytical, inorganic, and biochemistry.
  3. Be able to identify, formulate, and solve complex problems.
  4. Have a mastery of techniques and skills used by chemists.