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Approved by the American Chemical Society, the department encourages close student-faculty interaction, balancing excellent teaching with an evolving curriculum and innovative research. All major areas of chemistry are represented: general, organic, physical, inorganic, biochemical, and analytical. Chemistry courses stress the understanding of chemical principles, as well as the experimental basis of the science, and allow students to work with a wide range of modern, research-quality equipment, including a 400 MHz NMR, mass spectrometers (GC-MS and LC-MS), capillary gas-chromatographs, and spectroscopy equipment (UV, visible, fluorescence). Majors are encouraged to participate in the department’s summer research program or pursue off-campus research opportunities.

You can major in this subject.

For more information, see the Chemistry department site.

  • Mudd Hall

    Chemistry is housed in Mudd Hall

    Carleton students choose a major near the end of their sophomore year, either from one of the subjects listed below or by creating a special major. Students may also pursue a minor.

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