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Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics provides students with a broad foundation of knowledge in the chemical and physical sciences, preparing them for further study in a wide range of graduate programs, teacher credential programs, entry-level careers in government or private environmental organizations, and professional programs in medicine, dentistry, veterinary, optometry, physical therapy, nursing, and related paramedical careers.

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Students will learn fundamental chemistry concepts and hone their ability to reason through problems, investigate topics in depth, and communicate their findings to others.

Having research as a fundamental part of the curriculum provides the opportunity to apply what you have learned in class as well as to acquire a more in-depth understanding; to discover not only nature, but also your capabilities and interests; and to gain experience that gives you a fair advantage - wherever you may go, whatever you may do.

—Diana Hallare, Class of 2007

 2012-2014 Catalog

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Research and Internships

Additionally, students have the opportunity to participate in active research projects, thereby gaining valuable hands-on experience in research methodology, problem solving, and intellectual discovery. The department provides internships in career-related areas to further engage students in the active learning process. Students planning to pursue a graduate degree are strongly urged to study an international language.

 


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