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About the Department
The Chemistry Department offers a major in Chemistry and oversees, with the Biology Department, majors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Approximately 15-20 students each year graduate with one of these degrees. We are also involved in the Neuroscience, Environmental Studies, and Scientific Computing interdisciplinary programs.
Our department is accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS), and students may elect to receive a degree certified by the ACS.
The department has 8 faculty members and 3 administrative staff members.
Approximately 1/3 of our graduates continue their studies in the molecular sciences, 1/3 enter medical school and 1/3 pursue careers ranging from law to teaching.
Numerous students have received national award and honors, including The Barry Goldwater Scholarship, The George J. Mitchell Scholarship, The Morris K. Udall Scholarship.
Faculty members in the Chemistry Department have been awarded research grants from The National Science Foundation, The Dreyfus Foundation and The Petroleum Research Fund.