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Chemistry is an experimental science involving the study of the properties and interactions of matter and energy. This broad realm sets chemistry at the nexus of nearly all other scientific disciplines. Many hybrid fields, such as biochemistry, physical chemistry, and nanotechnology, are easily accessible by the Chemistry major.  At The College of Idaho, you will find a combination of rigorous work in the classroom and hands-on experience in the laboratory. You will learn from professors who are committed to preparing their students for success in a wide variety of careers, including entrance into graduate, medical, dental, and other professional schools.

Why Study Chemistry at The College of Idaho?

Opportunities abound for you to explore your interests under the mentorship of outstanding faculty. The Department of Chemistry is located on the second floor of Boone Science Hall and features newly remodeled research laboratories and modern analytical equipment. 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. You may also choose to pursue an independent study project with faculty mentorship.

Whatever path you choose, you will gain personal experience working with many of the current technologies used in chemistry laboratories, including infrared spectroscopy, gas chromatography, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.