A Carroll chemistry degree is designed to prepare you well for your next endeavor; it can take you almost anywhere. Many Carroll chemistry graduates have gone straight into medical school, Ph.D. programs, and pharmacy school, and others have found employment in research positions with the National Institutes of Health and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories.

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About the Program

At Carroll College, We want our students to think like scientists. Our chemistry program teaches students to become independent and creative thinkers by solving problems, developing careful laboratory skills, critically evaluating data and communicating scientific data through written and oral presentations. Carroll chemistry majors have at their disposal a wide range of advanced scientific equipment, including a 400 MHz Bruker NMR. We have redesigned our curriculum to include a year-long senior level laboratory course, known as the Integrated Lab, that incorporates current scientific research and independent projects.

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. An emphasis on problem-solving and techniques is included at every course level; you can be assured that a chemistry degree from Carroll College represents a well-rounded and integrated educational experience. Students in the department also have ample opportunities to expand their knowledge through supervised independent undergraduate research at Carroll and in laboratories around the United States.


Moscow Mule Research

How much copper is actually leaches into a Moscow Mule? Carroll chemistry students found that answer!

Solar panels & martian dirt

Carroll undergraduate researchers are studying solar panels made of Martian dirt?

Study & research abroad

Can you study abroad while majoring in Chemistry? How about overseas undergraduate research?

Major research conference

Can you present your research at a major research conference?

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Michael Henderson

I was proud to represent Carroll College at such a prestigious internship program with students from larger institutions such as the University of Notre Dame, Cornell University, and Pomona College. Our paper’s review took approximately seven months after submission and it marks only the beginning of my pursuit in exploring the duality of benchtop to bedside research.

Michael Henderson Class of 2021, Biochemistry Molecular Biology

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