Chemistry students in lab at Milligan University

The chemistry major prepares students for careers in industry, research, engineering, technical sales, environmental sciences, public health, teaching, and biomedical sciences. Foundational knowledge of physics and math are gained as students concentrate in organic, inorganic, analytical, and physical chemistry, plus biochemistry, quantitative analysis, quantum chemistry, and computational chemistry.

Both the B.A. and B.S., as well as a minor, are available.

Student Perspective
Studying Science at a Small College

Milligan alumna Kerri Beth Slaughter Boggs (’16) is is now a biochemistry Ph.D. student at the University of Kentucky, where she investigates the replication and transmission of respiratory viruses.

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Course Requirements

View all details and course requirements for this program in the Milligan University Catalog (link below). The Milligan University academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the Catalog.

Green Chemistry Commitment

As part of our commitment to sustainable practices in chemistry, the Milligan Chemistry faculty have joined the Green Chemistry Commitment with Beyond Benign. The goal is to provide students with the understanding of what green chemistry is and how it relates to their coursework, labs, and future careers. Faculty integrate green chemistry principles, examples, and labs into many courses, including organic chemistry, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, and undergraduate research projects. These principles aim to decrease waste created by chemical processes, use safer solvents in these processes, increase the use of renewable resources, and more. To learn more, visit


Matthew McDonald
Associate Professor of Chemistry; Director of Study Abroad

Kristen Mudrack
Associate Professor of Chemistry

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