Courses are challenging and modern. There is daily contact with professors in small classes. SNU chemistry graduates are well prepared to enter Ph.D. programs, medical school, or direct employment. Click here for current semster's syllabi.
The Finest Equipment:
Modern chemistry is based on a large number of sophisticated instruments. Chemistry majors at SNU are fortunate to have nearly all of them in their lab courses and in research. Instruments at SNU are: ultraviolet/visible spectrometers; high pressure liquid chromatograph; FT-IR spectrometer; gas chromatographs; mass spectrometer; ICP spectrometer; multinuclear FT-NMR spectrometer; AA spectrometer.
The chemistry department has a tradition of research which is carved out during the academic year and the summer. Students receive scholarships for research. Research provides valuable experience and recommendations for students.
What SNU Chemistry Graduates Have Done With Their Degree:
Chemistry is the central science, so many career directions are available to chemistry majors. Some directions taken by recent SNU chemistry majors:
Graduate school Ph.D. programs (Iowa, Texas A & M, Indiana, Kansas, Cornell, Oklahoma); Petroleum lab; Environmental analysis lab; Medical research; Forensic science; Pharmaceutical sales; Lab tech; Graduate school in chemical engineering (M.S.); Medical school (37 in last 7 years); Dental school; Law school
Scholarships Are Available:
The Melvin Howard Memorial Chemistry scholarships support a chemistry major each year with awards ranging from $1,000-2,500 each. Chemistry majors also receive Science Heritage scholarships as well as salaries for serving as lab assistants.