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Let's go smaller. And bigger.

Considering a big research institution with huge classes taught by grad students? Or thinking about a private college with only a handful of chemistry faculty?

There is another option: Calvin.

As an undergraduate chemistry student, you’ll conduct chemistry research alongside topnotch faculty. And your labs won’t look like they did in high school. Your research will confront real-world challenges like diabetes and environmental sustainability. You will work with other curious students in a community that is serious about chemistry and faith. That’s a pretty big impact for your undergraduate education.

Planning to go to med school?

Calvin chemistry and biochemistry graduates excel in medical careers. Students receive top-tier awards like the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and score well above average on the MCAT. Learn why a chemistry or biochemistry degree is a perfect fit for Calvin’s pre-med program. Learn more »

DEPARTMENT NEWS

Striking a balance
David Beversluis '04 serves as an emergency physician for a Los Angeles County hospital and Doctors without Borders.
SPARK, April 1, 2019
Beckman Scholars Award advances undergraduate research at Calvin
The 2019 Beckman Scholars Award from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation both honors Calvin's current commitment to undergraduate research and funds new research in chemistry and the life sciences.
News & Stories, February 25, 2019
Calvin receives $1 million NSF grant to increase student retention in STEM
Calvin College faculty are working on finding solutions that will give every student an equal opportunity at success in STEM fields.
News & Stories, November 8, 2018

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Health Sciences Visit Day
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