Build your foundations in chemistry in the classroom, the laboratory and beyond. You will be trained in a curriculum approved by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society and be well-prepared for immediate employment as a chemist or for admission to graduate or professional school. With the opportunity to earn either a B.A. or a B.S. degree, the chemistry department places a strong emphasis on faculty-student research and encourages all students to discuss the possibility of doing research with a professor.
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professor of chemistry christine de denus, marlayna difante '24, tess weber '23
With the help of research funding, de Denus, Difante and Weber have worked on identifying molecular wire candidates that could replace silicon chips.
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Wherever you go, our top-ranked global education program will allow you to apply classroom knowledge, develop cultural understanding and build global connections that expand your personal capacity and sense of purpose.
At HWS, you’ll study chemistry with some of the best equipment available, and that’s not just our word.
Rosenberg Hall, where the chemistry department is located, was described “among the best – if not the best-designed undergraduate science teaching-learning, research facilities we have ever seen” by The Council on Undergraduate Research.
Between Rosenberg Hall and adjoining Lansing Hall, there are six instructional labs, five student-faculty research laboratories, three instrument rooms, a prep room, chemical storage rooms and a computer lab.
Additionally, you can study chemistry on the water aboard the William Scandling research vessel and make use of equipment like a high-resolution sub bottom profiler, side-scan sonar and current meters.
With the help of chemistry faculty, Sherry was able to take her knowledge beyond the classroom, completing internships and finding her passion in chemical engineering. Zhang’s leadership experiences on campus helped her land those internships and become a competitive graduate candidate at Brown University.