Chemistry Department

winter2013.0602Welcome to the Chemistry Department at Goshen College.

The quality of our program is evident in the success of our chemistry graduates.

  •  On the Major Field Test in Chemistry, a national standardized secure exam, our graduating seniors score, on average, at the 75th percentile.
  • 85-90% of our graduates are accepted into graduate or medical schools.  Those who don’t continue their education are successful in finding employment.

Aspects that make our chemistry program hard to beat include:

  • top-notch faculty
  • small class sizes
  • hands-on access to sophisticated instrumentation in state-of-the-art labs
  • an innovative approach to undergraduate research and practical experience

The life of a chemistry major at Goshen College is filled with new encounters. Chemistry majors learn not only in the lecture hall and lab, but in on-the-job experiences in industrial laboratories and school classrooms. Goshen students work with professionals who are using chemistry to solve problems, create new products and illuminate young minds.

Accomplished faculty members teach and direct students in hands-on laboratory experiences. Students are introduced to ultraviolet, infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance and atomic absorption spectrophotometers. Students use gas and high-pressure liquid chromatographs and computer-controlled data stations. This experience, reserved for graduate students at many universities, puts students a step ahead toward future work with the same instruments in grad school or on the job.

Chemistry graduates are currently working at many levels like

  • business and industry
  • medical doctors
  • college professors
  • high school teachers
  • laboratory chemists
  • librarians and
  • administrators