Chemistry Overview & Features

Mission Statement

The chemistry faculty seeks to prepare students:

  • for graduate work in chemistry or biochemistry or for training in professional schools
  • for teaching in educational institutions
  • for positions in industry or government service
  • for application of chemistry in medicine, biology, physics and other fields

The introductory courses may be taken by students desiring acquaintance with chemistry as a part of a liberal arts education. The purpose of the courses is not so much to train specialists as to equip the student to undertake intelligently any work of a chemical nature. Students will find a thorough foundation in the fundamentals of chemistry to be the best basis for future specialization in any branch of the subject. Hillsdale College's chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society for the training of undergraduate chemists and, therefore, allows for awarding ACS-certified degrees.