Study chemistry in a program that is nationally recognized for its faculty-student collaborations, certified by the American Chemical Society, built to leverage undergraduate student research as a learning tool, and rooted firmly in the liberal arts.
The chemistry department actively blurs the line between research and academic study, enabling undergraduates to conduct graduate-level research using top-line tools such as our dual beam x-ray diffractometer.
Students pursue opportunities to reinforce concepts learned in the classroom and contribute to the scientific community through lab experiences and a vigorous summer research program. Skills learned in this endeavor prepare graduates for a wide variety of career paths, including direct employment in pharmaceutical or other life sciences firms.
The department offers the following major and minor programs:
Working with student researchers is my favorite part of my job. It engages students in problem solving and connects them with a broader scientific community.Ephraim Woods, Professor of Chemistry