"I am proud to have graduated from the MCLA Chemistry department. Working closely with my professors made the experience both great learning and a lot of fun. I will look back on my time there with fond memories." Daniel Sumy, '12, currently in graduate school at the University of Vermont
Chemistry at MCLA
Our major in Chemistry covers basic principles and theories in analytical, organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry. You will gain a working knowledge of chemistry, both factual and theoretical, by examining the composition, structure, properties, and reactions of matter. You will also learn synthetic skills, laboratory techniques, technical report comprehension, laboratory instrumentation, and chemical safety.
Just as important, you will gain skills in analysis, critical thinking, and problem-solving that you can apply to everyday challenges, and to other fields of study. Graduating from MCLA with a degree in Chemistry provides you with a powerful springboard into whatever career you choose.
Why MCLA is Different
Our small classes and engaged faculty encourage you to become adept at scientific inquiry, including designing your own research and presenting findings at our Undergraduate Research Conference, as well as at national conferences. If you're interested in teaching, you can major in Chemistry with a concentration in Education. MCLA has submitted a program for Initial Licensure in Chemistry, grades 9-12, for approval by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Students majoring in Chemistry with a concentration in Education can prepare for this license.
Dr. David Levine, Chemistry Department Chair