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.
Congratulations to one of our seniors, Dylan Prentiss, as he heads to grad school!
Fun: a lab requirement. See also: safety glasses, notebook, etc.
Congratulations to one of our seniors, Gabriela Peters, as she heads to grad school!
Work alongside your professors in the lab, classroom and research opportunities. They are there to support you.
Congratulations to one of our seniors, Kylie McDonald, as she heads to her post-grad job as an Admission Counselor here at Monmouth College!
The liberal arts are all about mixing it up. Our students are chemists, but they are also athletes, musicians and part of Greek life.
Endowed research opportunities, such as the Keift Scholars, and amazing lab equipment make our chemistry department unlike any others.
Chemistry is art.
Congratulations to one of our seniors, Abby Leber, as she heads to grad school!
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.
Joseph Sampson '23 received an award from the ACS Scholar Program. Here is presenting his research at our annual Scholars Day poster presentations.
Our faculty cheered on our chemistry students at this year’s Honors Convocation.
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.
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.
The combined strength of five outstanding programs: Global Food Security; Global Public Health; Peace, Ethics & Social Justice; Peace Corp Preparation Program; and the Rural Teacher Corps (TARTANS). Together, they work with students to help solve problems the world faces by starting to make change on campus.
Explore religious and spiritual life through our diverse and welcoming programs.
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life creates opportunities for religious and spiritual exploration, discussion, and development which provide openings for individuals and groups on campus to share in religious and spiritual growth, mutual understanding and engage with the community.
Programming and faith-based activities include ecumenical worship services, the Lux Center, diverse representation of religious and spiritual groups, and an annual faith-based alternative spring break trip.