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Chemistry matters. Chemistry involves asking questions and problem solving to find answers about the physical “stuff” of the world. What are things made of? What properties do they have? Why do they react in the way they do? This scientific and analytical information is vital, as it allows for informed decision-making about everything from everyday products to medicine and more.
Here’s what makes the Mount’s Chemistry major unique:
36 credits in Chemistry | 24 credits in related sciences and math | Maintain 2.0+ GPA
Learn about Chemistry major academic requirements and courses here.
As a first-year Chemistry major, you’ll start out with two 3-hour lab courses per week. These courses will prepare you for your upper-level classes, focusing on skill development, scientific lab tool orientation, writing and presenting lab reports, and working with a team.
From there, you will continue to grow your skills with the same set of students you took your first courses with, allowing you to build on your teamwork. You’ll conclude your studies with seminar courses that focus on interpreting and presenting scientific literature, which will put you ahead of the pack in graduate school.
What will really set your Mount experience apart however is the tight-knit science family you’ll join. You’ll live and work together over the summer contributing to impactful research that preserves the environment and contributes to life-changing advances. You’ll bond while organizing Family Science Night for the local community with the American Chemical Society student chapter on campus. And you’ll make memories while simply studying together after class in the Natural Sciences office. If you’re looking for your team, you’ll find them here.
You can choose to take your chemistry degree in so many different directions! Many of our Chemistry majors choose to go on to professional school in a health-related field, while others jump right into their careers in forensics, pharmaceutical, teaching, research, nanochemistry, product creation and production, and more. From government organizations like the Center for Disease Control and the Department of Health to independent companies, Chemistry majors are valued for their problem solving and analytical abilities.
Here’s how some of our Science alumni are using their degrees: