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Chemistry at St. Mary’s

Chemistry is all around us, and our quality of life is intimately linked to the development of new materials and to a better understanding of all biological processes.

A degree in Chemistry will give you unique insight into areas that are central to biology, geology, materials science, medicine, environmental science and many branches of engineering.

Chemistry will be an integral part of solving global challenges such as human health, energy and the environment.

Many graduates continue their education after completing their first degree, including medical school or graduate school.

  • American Chemical Society Certified

    American Chemical Society

    The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree from St. Mary’s University has been certified by the America Chemical Society (ACS).

    ACS approval ensures that the department is offering a broad, rigorous curriculum that maintains high standards in institutional environment, infrastructure and undergraduate research for the development of student success.

The professors are incredibly encouraging in making sure you know of the opportunities that will make you a unique applicant for wherever you are applying. They often send emails for internship and job applications and work with you to find a good fit! All you have to do is ask.

Samantha Pérez, Class of 2020

Student Activities and Research

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Chemistry students are highly encouraged to enhance their learning experience by participating in undergraduate research opportunities and summer research programs. Many of our previous Chemistry majors have participated in student programs sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

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We’re eager to hear from you and answer any questions you have! Feel free to reach out to learn more about St. Mary’s University.

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