The Department of Chemistry offers a challenging program of study providing the student with a strong foundation in the basic areas of chemistry designed to prepare the student for a career in industry or further study in graduate or pre-professional programs. The major program in Chemistry develops the student’s appreciation for the science of chemistry, embraces the importance of critical thinking, and refines problem-solving abilities in such areas as General, Organic, Physical, Analytical, Inorganic, and Biological Chemistry.
Students learn Chemistry not only in the small, personalized atmosphere of lecture courses, but also through hands-on experimentation provided by the laboratory and research components of the curriculum. Research projects are chosen by the student in consultation with a faculty mentor. Projects are possible in a number of concentrations, including organic/inorganic synthesis and environmental analysis among others. Laboratory proficiency is developed as a part of both lab and research courses.
For more information, contact:
William C. Wetzel
Department of Chemistry
Thomas More College