Studying Chemistry

Great teachers. Great classmates. Classrooms, labs, and research opportunities that cross departments and countries, career fields, and graduate schools. That is what you will find in chemistry at PC.

Your classes will be small. Working with faculty mentors, you’ll find a dynamic curriculum with core courses in general, organic, analytical, and physical chemistry and advanced study in fields such as spectroscopy, advanced organic, advanced inorganic, and biochemistry.

You can pursue research opportunities and, working within a curriculum of core and elective courses, customize a program of study to meet your specific needs.

You’ll have the opportunity to join the American Chemical Society student affiliate chapter, and meet with chemistry, biology, and physics students and faculty to discuss new ideas and techniques that cross the fields of science.

As one chemistry professor remarked, PC chemistry majors use instruments here they are not able to use in a large university undergraduate setting. That means better preparation for graduate school and, ultimately, your career.

Study Off Campus

The chemistry department offers several special programs for its majors. You are encouraged to engage in off-campus programs to gain as much first-hand experience in your field of interest as possible.

Travel and Study

Both study abroad and Maymester opportunities are available to chemistry majors, as are numerous research and internship opportunities.