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.
The liberal arts are all about mixing it up. Our students are chemists, but they are also athletes, musicians and part of Greek life.
Students are allowed to work in labs as early as their freshman year. They can also be part of SOFIA and start lab work weeks before the school year starts.
Endowed research opportunities, such as the Keift Scholars, and amazing lab equipment make our chemistry department unlike any others.
Work alongside your professors in the lab, classroom and research opportunities. They are there to support you.
Fun: a lab requirement. See also: safety glasses, notebook, etc.
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.
Ben Nelson '20, biology major and chemistry minor, is enrolled in Tuft University's graduate program in public health, focused on biostatistics and epidemiology.