Admissions Office
The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 723-6046
(800) 249-6412
TTY/TDD: (218) 723-6790

Jennifer Maki, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Science Center, Room 3306
(218) 723-6457


Fast Facts: Chemistry

  • 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
  • St. Scholastica was named on the list of Top 200 schools for Native Americans pursuing degrees in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) by Winds of Change magazine

Program Requirements


  • 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


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.

Pair with a Language

Boost your brain power and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your major with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, French, German, Latin, Ojibwe, Russian and Spanish.

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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