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 Student Experience
Baker chemistry students have a multitude of opportunities for involvement in and out of the classroom. Small class sizes allow you to get maximum interaction with classmates and professors. Chemistry students are also privy to a number of activities beyond the classroom.
As part of the Baker curriculum, most of your courses in chemistry and the sciences will be accompanied by a lab period, in which you will be actively engaged in the practical application of scientific theories. Recognizing that application is essential in the natural and physical sciences, our curriculum provides you ample opportunity to be involved in research in and out of the classroom.
Baker students have been successful in obtaining Research Experiences for Undergraduates. Held at major research universities in the summer, REUs are opportunities for undergraduate students in the fields of math, science and technology to take part in major research projects. REUs can offer you experience in various practical applications of scientific theories and principles.
At Baker, we encourage students to engage in as many real-world experiences as possible, allowing you to earn practical experience while developing the skills and knowledge needed in the many fields you may want to enter with your degree in chemistry.