Chemistry at Aquinas College
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STEM & Health Sciences Day

Visit Aquinas Nov. 2 for a special visit day dedicated to fields related to STEM and Health Sciences. >More information

Why Study Chemistry?

The mission of the chemistry department at Aquinas College is to provide students with knowledge of chemistry befitting their goals: for the general education students that they become literate in basic chemistry; and for the science major students that they possess the knowledge and skills necessary for them to succeed in their post-baccalaureate careers.

The American Chemical Society guidelines for professional training are the basis for the chemistry curriculum. Courses in general, inorganic, organic, analytical and physical chemistry form the framework of the program. In addition, courses in biochemistry, environmental chemistry, and advanced topics are offered regularly.

Students are expected to attend lectures, participate in laboratory work and become involved in research. Because chemistry plays a central role in all scientific disciplines the choice of careers of the B.S. chemist is almost limitless.

Aquinas College Embarks on $32 million Science Facility Enhancement 

Aquinas Science Building North As a part of our commitment to the sciences, Aquinas College has embarked on a campaign that includes a $32 million renovation and expansion of our science facilities. Science expansion will pave the way for new programs, innovative research, and student engagement to prepare scientists, nurses, engineers, and mathematicians who will contribute to the regional STEM workforce, education initiatives and research. >Read More

Student and professor observing lab New Major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) Starts Fall 2018
A common fascination with the inner workings of a cell bring biologists and chemists together in the overlapping fields of biochemistry and molecular biology. The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) major is excellent preparation for doctoral-level professional training (M.D./D.O./D.D.S. dental/veterinary) which requires an understanding of life at the molecular level. Students who complete the BMB major will also be exceptionally well prepared for post-graduate study (Ph.D./M.S. programs) in most biological fields. In addition, the extensive laboratory and research components of the program will prepare students for entry-level health sciences and research positions in industry or academia.  >Read More >Degree Info

  • Chemistry Society Recognized As Outstanding Student Chapter
    American Chemical Society


Joan Sabourin, a 1966 Aquinas Chemistry alumna, has been named to the 2016 class of ACS Fellows by the American Chemical Society. The ACS Fellows Program was created by the ACS Board of Directors in December 2008 “to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession and the Society." Congratulations, Joan! 


Andrew Zahrt '14

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“I really liked how accessible professors were, and how willing to help and engage in in-depth discussions they were. At any time in my day, if I had an idea or question about a particular topic, I could wander down the hall and have a 45 minute discussion about it with an expert in the field. I'm not certain where else I would have that kind of an opportunity."