The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department offers a course major in Chemistry, a special Major in Biochemistry, and a special major in Chemical Physics. Each of these three majors can also be completed as part of the Honors Program.
WHAT MAKES OUR PROGRAM UNIQUE?
Many students have access to research experience, which can begin as early as the summer after their freshman year. Fellowships are supported by faculty-secured funding from the NIH, NSF, and amfAR, among others.
Research projects have led to student-faculty co-authored articles in the journals of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Chemical Society as well as in AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, Journal of Biological Chemistry, and Nature Communications.
By completing an independent research project, students may earn a degree certified by the American Chemical Society.
Students compete for paid off-campus internships in academic, industrial, and government laboratories.
Swarthmore College also offers a major in "Educational Studies and Chemistry (with teacher certification)" as described on the Educational Studies website.
The department also offers a minor in Chemistry.
Requirements and other details of the Academic Program can be found in the College Catalog »