Chemical reactions make it possible for the world to buzz with life and humans to tailor the very molecules around them. If you peer through the lens of chemistry and biochemistry, the details and possibilities of God’s creation will take your breath away.
With a faculty committed to Christ, a community that loves to discover new knowledge and over $8 million in research grants awarded over the past decade, Calvin chemistry is a tightly knit community that produces world-changing scholars.
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Careers and Outcomes
Find out some of the many careers available Calvin's chemisty and biochemistry majors.
of private colleges whose graduates go on to earn a PhD in the sciences.
of Calvin graduates who wanted to pursue their studies further in graduate school have been accepted. All received assistantships or fellowships.
students were employed for full-time summer 2016 research
Walking Boldly: Sarah Witt
Through engaging classes, dedicated professors, an off-campus interim and the liberal arts, Calvin prepared Sarah Witt ’17 to study veterinary medicine on the other side of the world. News & Stories, July 11, 2017
Walking Boldly: Nolan Coallier
Because of a mission trip to Honduras, Nolan Coallier ’17 knew he wanted to pursue medical missions. Calvin, and a full-tuition scholarship to the Medical College of Wisconsin, are helping him achieve that goal. News & Stories, July 6, 2017
Calvin graduate continues incredible journey
On May 20, 2017, Garrett Bazany graduated from Calvin College—the latest achievement in an incredible seven-year journey. News & Stories, May 20, 2017
Calvin celebrates the Class of 2017
On Saturday, May 20, 2017, more than 900 students participated in the college's 97th annual Commencement ceremony. News & Stories, May 19, 2017
Calvin alum's Fulbright focuses on conservation efforts in Nicaragua
Through a Fulbright scholarship, Joel Betts '14 will be assessing the extent of agricultural and hurricane-induced forest loss in an indigenous territory in Nicaragua. News & Stories, May 10, 2017
Calvin's robust research experiences lead to Goldwater success
The Goldwater success continues at Calvin College in 2017, with two more students being honored by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. News & Stories, April 11, 2017
Calvin alum uses teaching experience to run a business
Melody VanderWeide '99 created a resourceful website for Grand Rapidian parents. News & Stories, September 9, 2016
A Notre Dame bound chemical engineer
Josh Wright '16 will be studying chemical and biomolecular engineering at Notre Dame University in fall 2016. News & Stories, August 31, 2016