Chemistry is often called the Central Science. It is a growing field with many interdisciplinary opportunities in biology, physics, medicine and engineering. Many chemistry majors find careers in these fields as teachers, engineers, and health professionals.

According to a recent study, 40% of students earning a bachelor’s or master’s in chemistry started at a two-year college. At Bellevue College, the Chemistry Department strives to help students acquire the scientific skills necessary to accomplish their educational and career goals. It is our goal to provide a supportive learning and teaching environment for all students so they may continue on a path of success to a 4-year college/university or professional program.

Chemistry Placement Exam

For information on the chemistry placement exam, visit these two sites: Testing Center Topics and Practice Problems


Chemistry faculty attend a Washington College Chemistry Teacher’s Association conference each Fall. This photo is from 2009 in Leavenworth, WA. Top left to right: C. Shelley, B. Goldston, D. Mitchell, J. Glavin; Bottom left to right: A. Williams, J. Mayer, G. Fiorini, J. Drak, C. Berg, C. Lyle