Chemistry major Tavya Benjamin conducts research with assistant professor Eric Werner in his lab. They are studying metal-containing compounds that possess magnetic and luminescent properties.
This program is certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS). ACS is the world's largest scientific society and one of the world's leading sources of authoritative scientific information. Students interested in obtaining a graduate degree in the chemical sciences or directly entering the job market may wish to consider this degree. Research projects, publishing opportunities, internships and classes provide students with both lecture and laboratory experience.
Chemistry majors are assigned to a faculty member who serves as an adviser and whose specialty coincides with the student's area of interest. Students are encouraged to learn by experience through research opportunities in areas such as atmospheric chemistry, marine nutrient analysis, protein chemistry, organic synthesis and genetic regulation of cancer. This program differs from the conventional Bachelor of Science track by requiring more time conducting research.