As a chemistry major, you’ll jump right in to understand the concepts of organic, analytical and physical chemistry, doing research your first year.
You will quickly become proficient in designing, conducting and evaluating meaningful chemical research as well as producing, recording and reporting laboratory data. Faculty will help you develop effective chemical communication skills, including reading, writing and oral presentations. What’s more, in-class instruction using computers and lab equipment allows technology to be integrated with new teaching methods in the classroom setting.
Jewell’s rigorous curriculum will prepare you for a wide variety of opportunities including graduate studies, medicine, research, secondary education, teaching and business. Jewell chemistry graduates will have demonstrated:
- An understanding of concepts of chemistry in the areas of organic, analytical and physical chemistry
- Competency in the production, recording and reporting of laboratory data
- Effective chemical communication skills in reading, writing and oral formats
- The ability to design, conduct and evaluate meaningful chemical research
Chemists need a laboratory to be successful. We've got seven undergraduate research labs led by faculty mentors and teams including biology and chemistry majors. We've got the latest equipment, including a 3D stereolithography printer, spectrometers (NMR, FTIR, UV/Vis, AAS), chromatographs (GC/FID, GC/MS), flow cytometry, a fluorescence microscope and molecular design workstations.