Chemistry is the discipline that connects all of the natural sciences. In chemistry courses at Carroll, students integrate an atomic/molecular view of matter with principles from math and physics to learn the properties and structure of matter, how matter interacts with itself, and how it is transformed in chemical reactions. Because chemistry is central to all of the natural sciences, courses at Carroll explore the interdisciplinary links that exist between chemistry, physics, earth science and biology. Carroll’s chemistry program also integrates all of the artificial divisions between the various branches of chemistry, connecting these disciplines in a unique and intentional way throughout the curriculum.
To meet the goals of chemistry students, the chemistry program is designed to provide them with knowledge and skills needed to enter graduate or professional school or to gain employment in a chemically-related field. Students completing the major program in chemistry are expected to have
Victoria Kong (left, sophomore biology major) and Erin Hanson (center, junior chemistry major) worked with professor Rowley to investigate the fundamental chemical mechanisms behind the harvesting of renewable solar energy. Meghan Benda (right, senior chemistry major) worked with professor Pharr on the synthesis of a novel compound that should emit blue light and has potential applications in new technologies including Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs). Click through the slideshow to see more pictures.
Last summer current chemistry majors participated in research/internships at the following places:
Carroll College, Helena, MT
USDA ARC Poisonous Plant Research Laboratory, Logan, UT
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA