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Department of Chemistry
Mount Holyoke continues to educate a significant number of PhD-earning women chemists.
Modern teaching, state-of-the-art research laboratories and instrumentation, and an energetic, diverse department traces its origins to the pioneering spectroscopic work done by Emma Carr and Lucy Pickett. One quarter of students here major in the sciences or mathematics, twice the number of women majoring in these areas at comparable coeducational institutions.
Faculty collaboration with undergraduates on research projects remains a key element of departmental life. Mount Holyoke's chemistry department is among the best-funded small college science departments in the nation, with a correspondingly high output of top-quality publications and students prepared to enter graduate and other professional schools.
Learn more about the people in the chemistry department, their research specialties, and how they can help you
Explore the chemistry major and minor, the dual degree chemistry/chemical engineering program and Teacher Licensure in chemistry and find advice on choosing your first chemistry course
Chemistry students benefit from access to state-of-the-art instrumentation and computers in our teaching and research laboratories
Investigate chemistry-related careers and graduate school options, and internship, study abroad, and research experiences that will propel your development in the study of chemistry
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