Hands-on research, direct access to state-of-the-art facilities and close collaboration with faculty are key features of the Chemistry Department, leading Guilford students to achieve placement in top graduate programs as well as rewarding careers.
Chemistry majors study everything from ionic liquids to peptide conformations to chemiluminesence to molecular dynamics to nanoparticles. Students are encouraged to engage in in-depth research about the topics that interest them the most, guided and supported by expert faculty.
Students are also strongly encouraged to participate in hands-on learning through an industrial or governmental internship, undergraduate research and study abroad opportunities.
Guilford Chemistry majors have pursued a variety of careers, including chemistry and biochemistry research, teaching, medicine, patent law, business, environmental science, forensic science, molecular biology, pharmacology, toxicology, materials science, geochemistry and chemical physics.