Chemistry is the study of the composition, synthesis, physical properties, and transformations of materials, including biological substances, technological materials, and natural products. All courses are designed to contribute in various ways to the College’s Learning Goals.
Through hands-on experience with modern instrumentation throughout the curriculum, a broad array of advanced coursework, and engagement in active discussion and collaboration with the chemistry faculty, the goals of chemistry are: 1) to give students a firm foundation in the fundamental principles of chemistry, its sub-disciplines, and their interrelationships; 2) to develop a proficiency in experimental technique, design, and interpretation; 3) to expose students to contemporary research questions and applications.
To get an alternative course counted towards the major or minor, please use the Permission Form. If you are not sure which course to begin with we offer advice for choosing your first chemistry courses.