• Chemistry at Hamline University

    The department of chemistry prepares students for industry, teaching, advanced degree work, and professional schools.

    Chemistry is an integral part of the liberal arts tradition, offering students the opportunity to study the philosophical and theoretical basis of molecular sciences at both the introductory and advanced levels. Because chemistry is such a “central” science, a wide variety of opportunities await those with training in this field.

    Despite Hamline University’s relatively small size, its chemistry bachelor’s of science (BS) program is approved by the American Chemical Society committee on professional training, and its production of chemistry majors and PhD candidates is substantial. Eight to 14 chemistry majors graduate each year, 70 percent with the ACS-certified major.

    Hamline is frequently in the top 50 undergraduate schools in the United States producing ACS-certified graduates. Approximately two-thirds of Hamline’s chemistry graduates seek advanced degrees in chemistry, another 15-20 percent enter professional schools, while the remaining find employment in the chemical industry and teaching.

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  • News

    Hamline Initiative for Professional and Academic Liaisons (HIPAL), a new and unique program at Hamline, provides professional development opportunities for undergraduate students studying in the sciences.

    Deanna O'Donnell, assistant professor of chemistry, was recently featured in the Williston Herald Newspaper for her research with two Hamline students on "the mysterious glass bead disease."

    Kathryn Malody, Hamline biology laboratory manager and instructor, was recently elected as secretary of the executive board of the National Association of Scientific Materials Managers.