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Chemistry Department

Chemistry & Biochemistry Exploremore, Tuesday, March 28th, 5 pm-6 pm Dana Atrium.  Food & refreshments provided

Come find out how a major in chemistry or biochemistry can lead to a career in pharmaceuticals, medicine, nanoscience, biotechnology, law, etc.!  We will discuss paths through the biochemistry and chemistry majors and how they can prepare you for medical school, graduate school, law school or getting a job, for example.  Come meet current majors and learn about research opportunities, study abroad and summer internships. 

Information about Chemistry Courses at Skidmore

All students must take the online Chemistry Placement Diagnostic before registering for chemistry courses at Skidmore.  Please take this diagnostic several days before you meet with your adviser.

Are you interested in being a chemistry major, possibly with a concentration in biochemistry?  You can find advice on which courses you need to take at each stage of your Skidmore education here

Chemistry is the scientific investigation of the composition of matter and its transformations. Chemistry is at the heart of modern scientific and technical inquiry--from the composition of distant stars, to geochemical transformations taking place deep within our own planet, to modern pharmaceuticals and high-performance materials, to our own bodies. Indeed, chemistry is often dubbed the "central science," as knowledge of modern chemistry is key to advances in fields as diverse as geology, neuroscience, molecular biology, and materials science.

Students who major in chemistry at Skidmore College will graduate with a strong foundation in the chemical sciences, with hands-on experience using modern instrumentation such as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and with experience in conducing research and the opportunity to participate in internships to refine their skills.