Chemistry

Chemistry

As a chemistry major, you’ll be prepared to pursue your professional goals, whether they include graduate school, a career in the chemical industry, teaching, or a professional program in a health-related field. Chemistry majors can also choose to participate in the Dual Degree Engineering Program.

Chemistry is a “central science” that connects biology, engineering, physics, and medicine. As such, it serves as a foundational major for many different careers.

A major in chemistry is an excellent stepping stone to careers in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, engineering, government, environmental agencies, and teaching. Learn more about what you can do with a major in chemistry.  Meredith chemistry graduates have accepted professional positions at companies and organizations including Metabolon, KBI Biopharma, and the NC Department of Public Instruction. Read more

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Tia Joyce, ’16, a Legacy Scholar, earned majors in chemistry, biology, and psychology, while at Meredith College. Thanks to support from a strong set of faculty mentors, Tia is well-prepared for her next challenge – attending dental school.

Barbara Diamond

Barbara Diamond, ’20, discovered a passion for chemistry at Meredith. Now she’s CEO of her own company and earning a master’s degree in cosmetic science from the University of Cincinnati.

For as long as she can remember, Aly Henneberry, ’23, has loved three things: math, science, and tennis.

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As a four-year starter on the Meredith softball team and a double major in biology and chemistry, Erica Occena, ’18, has challenged herself to grow and succeed in the future.

Research

Students in Chem Lab

Chemistry students at Meredith conduct in-depth research in collaboration with their professors – and then go on to present that research at professional conferences. 
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Facilities

Science courses are housed in the Science and Mathematics Building (SMB), which contains 80,000 square feet learning space, including 13 dedicated research labs that support the needs of ongoing student and faculty research. 
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STEM Summer School

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Meredith STEM College is an opportunity for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade women to develop their interest in science. 
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Internships

Chemistry majors participate in a variety of undergraduate internship opportunities with innovative research, scientific and technology-focused organizations in Raleigh, the Research Triangle and beyond. 

Scholarships

Meredith offers significant scholarships specifically for chemistry students as part of our efforts to support women entering STEM fields.

Contact Information
Walda Powell
Head, Dept. of Chemistry, Physics, & Geoscience
203 Science/Mathematics Bldg.
(919) 760-8754
powellw@meredith.edu
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