The chemistry major is one of science’s most versatile degrees and is becoming increasingly important in today’s global environment.
The chemistry program at Cedar Crest College will prepare you for entry into industry, graduate study, education, or the medical professions by encouraging critical thinking and leadership skills. It also provides a background for those entering the allied biological and environmental fields in which chemical knowledge and laboratory skills are required.
As a student in Cedar Crest’s chemistry department, you will conduct leading-edge research with state-of-the-art equipment, which will provide you with a strong science foundation that will open doors to a wide variety of careers and graduate studies opportunities.
Students who have graduated from Cedar Crest’s Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences have gone on to pursue careers in:
- Agricultural chemistry
- Environmental analysis
- Forensic Science
- Medical research
- Pharmaceutical drug discovery
- Polymer/materials science
- Science education
- And more
Many of our students have pursued the medical professions, gaining entry into dental, medical, pharmaceutical and veterinary schools. We encourage research-oriented students to pursue advanced degrees in chemistry or biochemistry. Recent graduates of our program have obtained full fellowships in M.S. and Ph.D. programs at institutions including: Duke University, Lehigh University, North Carolina State University, The Ohio State University, The Pennsylvania State University, and Princeton University.
At Cedar Crest College, you may choose any of the following tracks when studying chemistry at the undergraduate level:
- A bachelor of science in chemistry
- A co-major in biochemistry and forensic science
- A co-major in chemistry and secondary education
- A bachelor of science in chemistry combined with a non-science major or minor, such as dance or global studies
As a chemistry major at Cedar Crest College, you have the opportunity to:
- Work closely with faculty to structure your academic program
- Carry out student-faculty research
- Participate in an internship
- Obtain a summer research fellowship
- Work for the department as a student instructional assistant
- Participate in activities of the Chemistry Club, an American Chemical Society student affiliate group
Upper class students are required to complete either a departmental research project or a corporate internship, summarized in a seminar presentation.