About The Department
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 photographic tour of the department.
The Alma College Chemistry Department consists of 6 faculty members, 2 support staff, and 150 - 200 undergraduate students (on average), many of whom are involved in research projects with our faculty members.
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.