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The Department of
Chemistry & Biochemistry


Academics / Departments & Programs / Chemistry & Biochemistry

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Are you thinking about a small, private university with small classes but limited options for research? Or are you interested in a big research institution, even though it has large classes often taught by graduate students?

There is another option: Calvin.

As an undergraduate chemistry student, you will get the chance to learn in small classes directly from professors who are also actively doing research. And your labs won’t look like they did in high school. Your research will confront real-world challenges like rare diseases and clean water. You will be encouraged to explore how your unique background and experiences matter for addressing complicated scientific challenges. 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.

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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.

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