Chemistry

Get to Know Us

The Alma College Chemistry Department consists of seven faculty members, three support staff, and 150-200 undergraduate students (on average), many of whom are involved in research projects with our faculty members.

Ronald O. Kapp Science Center

The Chemistry Department at Alma College is housed within the Ronald O. Kapp Science Laboratory Center. The Department was constructed in 1990 and contains well-equipped laboratories arranged in suites with adjacent instrumentation labs. Click HERE for a tour of our department.

Our students benefit from an education within the Chemistry Department by developing a fundamental understanding of chemistry, with the emphasis on new structural, analytical, synthetic and theoretical techniques applicable in both academic and industrial settings.

Research and Training Environment

The Department has a wide range of instrumentation, including high performance liquid chromatography, Fourier transform infrared spectrometry, gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, atomic absorbance spectrometry and multinuclear superconducting nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometry. More than 40 computers are used to acquire and analyze data for lab work and research.

Research students become well versed in project-specific skills, general scientific awareness, and transferable skills such as written and oral communication as well as computer-related skills.