The Connecticut College department of chemistry offers an outstanding education through high quality instruction in the classroom and laboratory, excellent research opportunities and close student-faculty interactions.
You can pursue:
- a major in chemistry or a major in biochemistry with professional certification from the American Chemical Society in either one
- a major in environmental chemistry
- an interdisciplinary major in biochemistry, cellular, and molecular biology - a popular choice for pre-med students because it covers all requirements for the Medical College Admissions Test
In any of these majors, you will have small classes, lots of interaction with your professors and research opportunities that at many institutions would be limited to graduate students.
Introductory courses are taught in the F.W. Olin Science Center, opened in 1995. Upper division courses and student-faculty research are conducted in Hale Laboratory, renovated in 1996.
Students receive hands-on training with modern laboratory techniques and state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation.
About 20 percent of our chemistry majors go on to medical school. More than 50 percent go on to graduate work at top universities including Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University. Graduates work in a wide range of settings including Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline and the National Institutes of Health.