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Department of Chemistry

Why Study Chemistry at the College of Idaho?

Opportunities abound for you to explore your interests under the mentorship of outstanding faculty members. Chemistry majors and minors are encouraged to join faculty-led research teams involved in analysis of bioactive compounds, toxicity studies, chemical synthesis, computer simulations, chemical kinetics and electrochemical measurements in biological systems. Or, pursue an independent study project in chemistry.

Whatever path you choose, you’ll gain hands-on experience working with some of the latest technology used in chemistry labs, including an infrared spectroscope, gas chromatograph and nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer.

Career Opportunities for Chemistry Majors and Minors

The College of Idaho’s comprehensive chemistry program also offers a number of options enabling you to focus your studies. In addition to the chemistry major, an interdisciplinary health sciences major prepares students for careers or graduate study in health care and related occupations. 

About our Department

Meet our Faculty