Alumni Stories

Alumni Stories

Undergraduate training in chemistry and biochemistry at Swarthmore provides an excellent foundation for launching a wide variety of career paths, although the majority of our graduates opt for a career in science or medicine.

During the past 20 years, more than 70 percent of Swarthmore's chemistry and biochemistry majors have gone on to graduate work in science or medical school.

Two Nobel laureates have graduated from the Swarthmore Chemistry and Biochemistry Department: Christian Anfinsen '37 shared the 1972 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and David Baltimore '60 was a co-recipient of the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine with Howard Temin '55, a Swarthmore Biology graduate.