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Chemists have solutions.
Chemistry brings people and problems together. As chemists, our studies range from the measurement of physical properties to the biological effects of small molecules.
Study in chemistry forms a firm foundation for progress in many other disciplines. Students who have studied chemistry at Alma College are currently solving environmental problems, working to provide energy solutions, developing pharmaceuticals and treating patients, among many other applications and careers. Learn more about what you can do with a chemistry degree.
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Our program’s quality and completeness is certified by the American Chemical Society for the training of professional chemists. You can view our course requirements or you can view some of our suggested pathways to a Chemistry major, including specific advice to those interested in pursuing pre-medicine. Read More ➞
ACS Salaries and Employment Survey 2015
Things are looking up for chemists! This survey, conducted by the American Chemical Society, shows the unemployment rate for chemists is just 3.1% which is less than the US average which varies around 4%! The survey also reports average salaries for chemistry in academia and industry to be $78,000 and $115,000, respectively. Click on the link to read more!
The award recognizes academic achievement for students in the top 10 percent of their class as well as contributions to campus and community.
In the annual iGEM competition, student teams attempt to reprogram a living system to produce a useful behavior and solve a real-world problem.
“Alma College has great chemistry advisors and professors who are willing to open up their labs and research to undergraduates.” — Zachary Lincoln
If you’re thinking about graduate school after Alma College, here’s a great article for you to read! Make sure you click on the pull-down menu on the left side of this web page so you can access all the embedded articles.
Aah, P-Chem. If you’re a chemistry major, the perpetually dreaded physical chemistry course is probably a requirement in your junior or senior year.
Andrew Rajewski receives Outstanding Student award.
Spenser Congram’s examination of meteorite characteristics wins “best poster” award.
Nathaniel Haut has developed a water sensor system that notifies farmers which land areas need to be watered at specific times.