What's different about Mount Mary's Chemistry Major?

Mount Mary University’s chemistry major emphasizes scientific inquiry and brings real-world experience into the classroom and laboratory to prepare you to achieve personal and professional success. As a chemistry major, you can participate in many hands-on labs, as well as undergraduate research projects.

The demand for chemistry graduates is growing. You could work as a chemist, scientist or researcher at pharmaceutical, biotechnology, materials development and manufacturing companies, as well as at universities. Discover more about chemistry careers.

Mount Mary offers a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree, as well as a minor in chemistry and a post-baccalaureate certificate in chemistry. You can customize your major by choosing one of three sequences: general chemistry, health sciences for pre-professional study and chemistry education.

Activities Outside the Classroom

Chemistry majors can participate in Mount Mary student clubs and organizations, as well as service learning opportunities.

Environmental Science Minor

The Environmental Science minor is grounded in biology. Students will not only learn the basics of biology, but how living things are affected by changes in environmental conditions, both natural and those caused by humans. Students will engage in determining both global and personal strategies to deal with these environmental problems. See details about the environmental science minor.

Food Science Certificate

The Food Science certificate stems from the sciences of biology, chemistry, and engineering. In this, students will be able study the nature of foods with nutrition to understand the principles of food making to improve food quality. See details about the food science certificate.

Scholarships for Chemistry Majors

As a chemistry major, you may be eligible for the Anthony S. Woo Chemistry Achievement Award, a scholarship that honors the father of two Mount Mary chemistry alumnae. The scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates outstanding achievement in the field of chemistry. Contact the chemistry program director for more details. Learn more about scholarships at Mount Mary.