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The College of St. Scholastica
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Duluth, MN 55811
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Jennifer Maki, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Science Center, Room 3306
(218) 723-6457
jmaki@css.edu

Chemistry

Program Facts

  • Program focuses on Chemistry and its importance to everyday life.
  • Students learn how to think analytically and communicate clearly, very valuable skills in any career field.
  • State-of-the-art instrumentation and computer labs provide meaningful, hands-on learning experiences for students.
  • Small department engaged in student-focused research; students get the personal assistance and help they need to succeed.
  • Student-run Chemistry/Biochemistry Club enables students with similar interests to further connect.

Program Requirements

Major:

  • B.A. degree: 48 credits. The B.A. degree in chemistry is ideal for pre-professional (medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary) students as it allows more room for diverse courses.            
  • B.S. degree: 72 credits.The B.S. degree in chemistry is designed for students interested in graduate school and research or those pursuing laboratory employment immediately upon graduation.  

Minor: 20 credits

Research and Internships

Opportunities for student research and teaching abound in the Chemistry major. These include:

  • Assisting faculty with personal research projects
  • Participating in paid summer research programs
  • Serving as a paid teaching assistant or general assistant in the department

Careers

Graduates of the chemistry program have gone on to work as research, forensic and environmental scientists, scientific writers, and hazardous materials managers. Others have pursued advanced degrees in medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.

Become a chemistry teacher by pairing this program with the middle/secondary education major. Learn more.   

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  • "Small class sizes and personable professors made for a unique atmosphere that promoted and fostered learning. As I prepare to  pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry this  fall, I feel that The College of St. Scholastica's chemistry curriculum has successfully prepared me for graduate school through its thought provoking classes."

    – Chris Minter, ‘13