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Chemistry Department


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The Solution for Success

As the science of matter and change, Chemistry is the discipline at the base of many interdisciplinary subjects, including nanotechnology, pharmacology, materials science, molecular biology, biochemistry and environmental science. An understanding of Chemistry is necessary for intelligent decision-making on such issues as stem cell research, the use of the anthrax bacillus as a biological weapon, the ozone holes and potential remedies for the underlying causes of climate change.

Guilford’s Chemistry courses explore the fundamental principles of the science and examine how those are applied to the observable world, while developing the chemical reasoning, research, experimental, teamwork and communication skills that prepare you for academic and professional success. A Chemistry major can lead to various careers outside of chemical or biochemical research, including teaching, medicine and other health professions, patent law or business.

Our approach to studying Chemistry emphasizes research and direct student access to instrumentation, with state-of-the-art lab facilities available to you in the Frank Family Science Center. The wide range of research experiences you'll have working side by side with faculty, as well as through internships at organizations like Syngenta, PharmaCore and Duke University, will give you a competitive advantage in the job market and when applying to graduate school.

The bachelor of science, the bachelor of arts, and the minor in Chemistry build a solid foundation for success no matter where your path takes you.

College Catalog

For more information about courses within the Chemistry Major, visit the Academics Departments and Majors page in the College Catalog. For more information about courses within the Chemistry Minor, visit the Minors page in the College Catalog. In addition to the Undergraduate Catalog, information includes academic department and major information as well as academic regulations and resources; admission standards and requirements; and tuition, fees and financial aid information.

Hands-on Learning

Guilford students build impressive résumés through prestigious internship opportunities at companies and organizations including:

  • Syngenta Crop Protection
  • PharmaCore
  • Duke University
  • Georgetown University
  • University of Kentucky
  • Universities of Bristol and Bath, England
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Greensboro Water Department