Chemistry major Jackie Thompson, 2012, feels the variety of courses she took at Baker prepared her well for the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Kansas Medical School. Read More
Laura Driver Peek, 2002, who majored in chemistry before earning a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical chemistry, draws on her passion for science in her research into the early detection of tumor-forming cancers. Read More
Whether in grad school or a career, our chemistry majors report feeling better prepared for their next step than their peers from other schools.
Baker chemistry grads are employed in environmental chemistry, forensic chemistry with the FBI and chemical synthesis and as teachers, researchers and doctors.
Of those who apply, Baker students are accepted into medical school at a 78% clip. The national average is 44%.
Chemistry majors "shadow" physicians and professional chemists and complete internships in chemical laboratories and research programs
at major universities.
Baker science majors get more hands-on experience in one year than many students at larger universities get in their entire college careers.
The new Ivan L. Boyd Center for Collaborative Science Education features state-of-the-art technology, extensive lab space and comfy spots for studying.
Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry
Small classes ensure that you will work closely with faculty, both in the classroom and laboratory. You will also get plenty of hands-on experience with the latest equipment.
Our chemistry majors, regardless of whether they pursue a career, grad school or med school after graduation, report that they feel better prepared for their next step than their peers from other schools.
The majority of our chemistry majors work with a faculty member on a research project, and some of our laboratory courses include student-designed projects.
Internships & Summer Research
Preparation for Med School
Preparation for Grad School
Preparation for a Career
Baker chemistry majors find employment in a variety of fields: