Why Study Chemistry at Elms College?

An especially valuable experience for chemistry students is independent theoretical research, which is a hallmark of the program at Elms College. We offer you the opportunity to engage in research under the supervision of a faculty member in which you carry out an original study of a scientific problem from start to finish.

Our instruction is highly personalized and tailored to meet your needs and goals, and cultivate your talents. The faculty are published, award-winning professionals who maintain a sensitive awareness of each student's background and learning progress. Our focus is on you and your education, and students are often invited to work with faculty on their research projects.

Students interested in majoring in Chemistry are invited to apply to the ElmsSTEMs scholarship program.

What Can You Do With a Chemistry Degree?

The Elms College chemistry program prepares you for further study in graduate school, work as a researcher in any number of industries, and provides you with the expertise to lead your own chemistry classes.

Our graduates have gained admission to doctoral programs at numerous institutions, including Brown University, University of Massachusetts, University of Connecticut, and Boston College. Many of our graduates have found jobs as chemists in local industries, including Solutia, Morton Salt, Minute Maid, and others. Some have chosen to pursue teaching careers, often finding positions in Western Massachusetts high schools.

What's the Next Step?

Take a look at the curriculum for our program, contact us to learn more, or sign up for a campus visit. Ready to apply? You can do it online.


Division of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
Dennis Drake
Associate Professor of Chemistry