Why choose Calvin to study chemistry & biochemistry?
Consider some of the many advantages to studying chemistry or biochemistry here:
Supportive community to tackle complex problems
Faculty will partner with you to create a lively community of support and fellowship. Your courses and labs will be taught by your professors and they will know your name.
Start with the Basics
- General chemistry
- Organic chemistry
- Analytical, inorganic, and physical chemistry*
Consider adding a concentration
Make it Your Own
- Focus on forensics, synthesis, materials, food science, pre-med, medical technology, or a host of other possibilities.
Faculty-led, cutting-edge research programs
Unlike large university settings, there are no graduate students teaching at Calvin. This creates exceptional opportunities for undergraduate students to work alongside faculty on real research projects—gaining hands-on experience, presenting research, and publishing results. Professors also bring their projects into the teaching labs, meaning that even as you complete your education, you can be doing research.
Calvin chemistry and biochemistry majors have an outstanding placement rate into prestigious graduate programs and pursue exceptional career paths. Students who have come through our program have been acknowledged as Barry M. Goldwater Fellows, Hertz Foundation Fellows, and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows, just to name a few.
A Christian liberal arts environment
Receive top-tier academic training while being exposed to outstanding research, both of which are tackled with discerning eyes of faith. You'll be equipped to think deeply and excel in your future career.