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.
Chemistry Scholarships & Financial Aid
During your time at Baker, you will be eligible for various types of financial aid and scholarships. General academic scholarships and scholarships for participation in campus activities are awarded starting your freshman year. Departmental scholarships awarded for academic excellence are awarded annually at the Honors Symposium, held each spring. Each scholarship stipulates in which year of study you are eligible.
You will be eligible for state, federal and private loans and grants throughout your college career. To learn about the types of financial aid available to you and the application process, visit the financial aid page.
Scholarships in Your First Year
See participation awards to learn what is available to incoming freshmen and transfer students.
Based on your high school GPA and ACT or SAT scores, you may be eligible for one of several general academic scholarships. Learn which academic scholarships are available in your first year.
Scholarships in Subsequent Years of Study
As you delve further into your studies, departmental scholarships for academic success are awarded. The recipients of almost all of these awards are announced each year at the Honors Symposium, held toward the end of the spring semester.
The Department of Biology and Chemistry gives these awards with financial prizes to be applied to the following year's tuition: