Chemists explore the elements that make up the world and work to make that world even better. 

Our department offers a hands-on curriculum rich in research opportunities and one-on-one student-faculty interactions. Our students get a solid foundation in chemistry, other physical sciences and mathematics. They learn how to use scientific literature and to communicate scientific information effectively.

Our courses encourage critical thinking; sharpen students’ quantitative skills; demonstrate cumulative aspects of chemistry principles; develop students’ analytical skills by using inquiry-based learning; and strengthen students’ scientific writing and presentation skills.

A Monmouth chemistry degree opens doors

With a solid background in chemistry and a liberal arts foundation, our graduates are prepared for a variety of fields. Our department is accredited by the American Chemical Society, and we offer a program to ACS certification upon graduation. 

Graduate school opportunities

Chemistry majors have found success in medical, graduate, and professional schools. Recent graduates are employed by companies including Proctor and Gamble, MilliporeSigma, 3M, and Nanocor.

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Chemistry News

  • Blessing of the Animals

    Monmouth College Chaplain the Rev. John Huxtable ’04 blesses Opal, as Opal’s owner, chemistry professor Laura Moore, right, looks on. Huxtable held a “Blessing of the Animals” ceremony Oct. 4 in the Trubeck Amphitheater on the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. Check out more pictures from the ceremony.
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  • Coffee Master Class

    Entrepreneur Brian Franklin, right, a 1995 Monmouth graduate, and chemistry professor Brad Sturgeon gave a presentation on coffee Sept. 11 in the nutrition lab of the Center for Science and Business. Franklin is the owner of Tulsa-based DoubleShot Coffee Company. Check out more pictures from Franklin’s visit.
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  • ‘It Sets Them Up with Great Confidence’

    Through Doc Kieft program, Monmouth students conduct summer research, from investigation of neurological diseases to making better sourdough bread.
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