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Chemistry Department


Chemistry at Covenant

Covenant’s chemistry department provides students with knowledge and techniques as well as an appreciation of the role of chemical investigation in the kingdom of God. The rigorous study of chemistry is practiced in the context of Covenant’s rich liberal arts tradition.



Chemistry Programs


Chemistry Program Features


Presentations by Faculty and Students

  • “Catalytic Transfer Hydrogenation (CTH) of Ketoximes with Raney Nickel Catalyst and 2-Propanol as Hydrogen Donor,” Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society
  • “Using The Poisoner’s Handbook in Conjunction with Teaching a First-term General/Organic/Biochemistry Course,” Journal of Chemical Education, 2016, 93, 98.
  • “Exploration of the Connection Between Studying Chemistry and Studying Language,” Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society


  • Rotary evaporator
  • UV-vis spectrometer
  • Infrared spectrometer
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer
  • Gas chromatography (GC) unit


Students at Covenant are prepared for various careers in professional chemistry or for admission to medical school. Courses that help prepare students for their future endeavors include:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry I & II
  • Biochemistry I & II
  • Meta-Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry I & II
  • Instrumental Analysis


Chemistry Pre-MAT

Students interested in teaching chemistry for grades 6-12 should complete a BA degree with a major in chemistry and then enroll in the one-year Master of Arts in Teaching at Covenant College. It is recommended that the Education Minor be completed.



General Chemistry

Chemistry can be taken as a major or a minor and is also an integral part of many related academic areas.




Biochemistry Concentration

The biochemistry concentration emphasizes cellular and molecular biology and is the recommended chemistry major concentration for pre-medical students and students interested in biochemical research.



"We believe that God is our sovereign King and that Christ is preeminent in all things, the sciences included.”
- Dr. Dan Zuidema | Professor of Chemistry

Graduate School of Education

Undergraduate Departments, Majors, Minors, Certificates, Concentrations, and Programs

Academic Certificates

  • Arts Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
  • Journalism and Society
  • Medical Ethics Consultation
  • Neuroscience
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


  • Art, 2-D Concentration 
  • Art, 3-D Concentration 
  • Art, Art History Concentration 
  • Art, Graphic Design Concentration 
  • Art, Photography Concentration 
  • Art minor
  • Art History minor

Biblical & Theological Studies

  • Biblical & Theological Studies 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies, Missions Concentration 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies minor
  • Biblical Languages minor
  • History of Christianity minor
  • Missions minor
  • Youth Ministry minor


  • Biology, Biomedical Concentration 
  • Biology, Environmental Concentration 
  • Biology, General 
  • Biology, Health Professions Concentration 
  • Biology minor


  • Business 
  • Business, Accounting Concentration 
  • Business, Finance Concentration 
  • Business, Marketing Concentration 
  • Sport Management 
  • Business minor
  • Sport Management minor


  • Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration 
  • Chemistry, General 
  • Biochemistry minor
  • Chemistry minor

Computer Science

  • Computer Science 
  • Computer Science minor

Economics & Community Development

  • Community Development 
  • Economics 
  • Community Development minor
  • Economics minor


  • Education Studies 
  • Elementary Education (P-5) 
  • Secondary Education Certifications through MAT program 
  • Education minor

Engineering 3:2 Program

  • Natural Science, Pre-Engineering Studies Concentration


  • English 
  • English, Writing Concentration 
  • English minor
  • Writing minor

Health, Wellness and Coaching

  • Coaching minor

History, Politics, and International Studies

  • History 
  • History, Art History Concentration 
  • Political Science 
  • International Studies 
  • History minor
  • Political Science minor

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies with Concentrations 


  • Mathematics 
  • Mathematics minor


  • Music, Church Music Concentration 
  • Music, Creative Studies Concentration 
  • Music, General Music Concentration 
  • Music, Instrumental Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Music Education (Pre-MAT) Concentration 
  • Music, Organ Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Pedagogy Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Vocal Performance Concentration 
  • Music minor


  • Philosophy 
  • Philosophy minor


  • Physics 
  • Physics minor

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law Studies 
  • Pre-Medical Studies 
  • Pre-Nursing Studies 
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 


  • Psychology 
  • Psychology minor


  • Sociology 
  • Sociology, Family Studies & Social Work Concentration 
  • Sociology minor


  • Theatre 
  • Theatre minor

World Languages

  • French 
  • Spanish 
  • French minor
  • Spanish minor