The Department of Chemistry at Whittier College is home to a dynamic group of scholars — both faculty and students — whose interests in the field of chemistry and biochemistry are broad and connect with many other fields, and who have a strong foundational knowledge and a passion for conducting cutting-edge research.
Among the graduates of our program are Ph.D. research chemists and biochemists, doctors, pharmacists, teachers, lawyers, forensic scientists, public health officials, and genetic counselors, to name a few.
Students in our program are encouraged to develop their ideas and test their theories through student-faculty research projects within the department, as well as through their own self-designed senior project.
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
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