Chemistry Curriculum

General Information

What kind of chemistry and biochemistry courses does Rollins offer? 

A list and description of all classes offered by the department is available in the course catalog

Considering a chemistry or biochemistry and molecular biology major or a chemistry minor?  

Students interested in studying chemistry at Rollins should meet with a member of the department to discuss options and navigate the major map or minor map.  

The biochemistry/molecular biology major is jointly coordinated by members of the chemistry department and biology department.   Contact BMB faculty members to discuss course options and navigate the major map.

Chemistry Major Map (PDF)
Chemistry Minor Map (PDF)

What can I do with a chemistry major?

There are so many opportunities to consider as a chemist, including forensic chemistry, food chemistry, biomedical science, pharmacology, environmental chemistry, materials science, and so many more!  There are careers in chemistry that play to strengths in writing, management, laboratory research, teaching, field work, and marketing.  Start by reading up on the opportunities and talking to your advisor. 

Check out these articles... 

a fairly comprehensive overview from NC State

a great overview table from PDX

ideas for biochemistry majors

Want to change your advisor?  The online form can be found here.

Want to learn more about study abroad opportunities as a chemistry or biochemistry/molecular biology major?  Email Dr. Kasandra Riley at for information.


Suggested Chemistry Course Sequence (Chemistry Major)

First Year:  General Chemistry I and II
Second Year:  Organic Chemistry I and II, Biochemistry
Third Year:  Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry I, Chemistry Seminar I, 1 Advanced Elective
Fourth Year:  Chemistry Seminar II, 2-3 Advanced Electives

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Resources  A fun interactive "choose-your-own-adventure" interface and links to RCR resources from the Office of Research Integrity at the Dept. of Health and Human Services  EthicsCORE resource for all things RCR