B.A. B.S. Chemistry

Major Minor Teaching Endorsement

Chemistry is the examination of matter: what makes up the parts of the world and how those substances interact, combine and change to form new substances. The chemistry major connects the physical, life and applied sciences, which means it is a flexible degree that can prepare you for multiple career paths, whether you decide to continue on in a chemical science field or branch out into another area of study, such as agriculture, education or criminal justice. 

A degree in chemistry from Concordia University, Nebraska expands your understanding of general chemistry and gives you the practical, hands-on experience you need to continue a career in chemistry after graduation. Your classroom and chemistry lab experience will help you on your journey to use your passion for chemistry to serve in healthcare, industry, research and more. 

Chemistry Courses

120 credit hours
90% career outcome rate1
15:1 Student-to-faculty ratio

Discover the matter that makes up God’s creation! 

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Program Highlights


The chemistry program at Concordia University, Nebraska integrates science and faith together, rather than seeing them as opposing ideas. Chemistry courses and labs are taught by faculty with the highest degree available in the field of chemistry who are committed to the academic, personal and spiritual well-being of Concordia’s students. 


As experts in chemistry, our faculty and instructors bring years of experience to the classroom. 

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Simon Higgason
Simon Higgason
Sioux Falls, S.D.

My professors’ passions were evident and their passion helped me find mine. Learning from professors who are so dedicated, it was like I wanted to be around them as much as I can so I can learn everything I can while I’m here at Concordia.


Concordia University, Nebraska is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

Degree Goals

A chemistry program graduate from Concordia University, Nebraska will be able to:  

  • Master organic and inorganic chemistry principles, biochemistry, physical chemistry and quantum mechanics. 
  • Understand and critically interpret chemistry literature and effectively communicate scientific information and research results. 
  • Use various experimental techniques in a lab environment, including modern chemistry instruments, lab notebooks and safety procedures. 
  • Succeed in advanced chemistry degree programs, for careers in the chemistry industry or to teach in secondary and post-secondary schools. 

Natural Sciences Minors

  • Agricultural Science  
  • Biology  
  • Chemistry  
  • Environmental Studies  
  • Physics 

Career Outcomes


  • Use chemistry to design and conduct experiments by manipulating nanoscale matter  
  • Develop practical applications, such as tests for pollutants in the air or water, new ways of storing DNA or biological fragments for testing and manipulation or packaging to help keep food fresh and disease-free for longer periods of time 


  • Develop drugs and research their effectiveness and safety 
  • Use cells or animal tissue to predict the effect of drugs on humans 

Analytical Chemist 

  • Investigate the chemical nature of substances to identify and understand how the substance behaves in different conditions.  
  • Be involved in product development, quality control or analysis of chemicals, in fields such as cosmetics, agriculture or public health 


Related Programs


Environmental Science

The environmental science program at Concordia University, Nebraska will prepare you for a variety of environmental careers by providing a core of required courses in different disciplines. You can then choose your area of emphasis: natural resources, geography, chemistry or business.

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Criminal Justice

A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice will allow you to study and become an expert in the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, courts and corrections. Through the criminal justice program at Concordia Nebraska, you’ll learn to use scientific perspectives and methodologies to examine society’s response to crime in local communities and around the world.

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With a degree in biology from Concordia Nebraska, you will be prepared to begin a career in the biological sciences right away, or to continue your education in graduate, medical, dental or veterinary school. As a biology major at Concordia, you learn essential skills such as time management and mastering complex material, as well as studying more in-depth topics such as microbiology, human anatomy and immunology to give you the knowledge you need to be successful in the field of biology.

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Agricultural Science

Through Concordia’s ag degree, you will study a broad selection of agriculture courses that look at food production from start to finish so you are ready for a career in agriculture or natural resource-related sales, ag finance, or work in an extension office, government agency, land use organization or in production agriculture as a farmer or rancher.

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1 Recent graduates attending graduate school or employed within six months of graduation.