As a chemistry major, you will have small classes, lots of interaction with your professors and research opportunities that at many institutions would be limited just to graduate students.

Here our undergraduate chemistry students intern at hospitals and many nearby companies, ranging from Pfizer to biotech start-ups like Rib-X Pharmaceuticals (founded by an alumna). We also draw on these resources for speakers, with special lectures on campus nearly every week during the academic year.

A great example of research you could be involved in is Professor Bruce Branchini's bioluminescence research group, which has been studying fireflies for nearly three decades. This work has provided independent study and research opportunities for many students now in graduate school or working as professional scientists. The group has been funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the National Science Foundation.

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.