Welcome to the Department of Chemistry

Welcome to the Carleton College Department of Chemistry

Carleton chemistry students learn how to do science through an apprenticeship model that is used throughout our curriculum.  This includes opportunities to work on multi-week inquiry-based projects in lower-division laboratories, more sophisticated projects in advanced courses and laboratories, and research projects with faculty.  Many activities, from lab projects to the senior integrative exercise, involve students working creatively in teams on complex tasks.  Through our work together, we aim to establish an environment that encourages free and informal exchange of ideas both among students and between students and faculty.