Chemistry is an exciting and diverse subject. In fields as varied as biology, medicine, ecology, agriculture, fuels, high technology, material science, and engineering, creative individuals with solid backgrounds in chemistry have dramatically influenced modern life.
Mississippi College has a century-long record of providing foundational education in chemistry, a program fully accredited by the American Chemical Society. There are other careers in science, but none more challenging and diverse than chemistry. Do you want a challenging and lifelong adventure? Chemistry at Mississippi College is a great start.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers courses to meet the needs of three types of students: non-science majors who desire the subject for its cultural and educational values and for meeting the science requirement for graduation (CHE 141-142 General Chemistry I & II or CHE 111-112 Chemistry in American Life I & II will meet this requirement); those who plan to enter the professional schools of medicine, medical technology, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, allied health or home economics; and those who plan to enter graduate school for further study or to enter the field of industrial chemistry.
Quick Facts About MC Chemistry
- MC chemistry department alumni are on the faculty or administration of no fewer than 26 colleges and universities in the United States.
- In Franklin & Marshall Report on Baccalaureate Origins of Doctoral Recipients, the MC chemistry department ranks in the top 8% nationally based on the percentage of graduates who have earned Ph.D.'s in the chemical sciences. Furthermore, in our classification, the chemistry department has the #1 ranking in the southeastern United States.
- MC has one of the largest and most active student chapters of the American Chemical Society chapters in the nation. The group has received a Chapter Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) for several years.
- In 2008, Chemical & Engineering News stated that MC continued to lead the state in the number of ACS certified chemistry/biochemistry majors.
- MC was the first university in Mississippi to receive ACS-certification of its biochemistry degree.
- Daniel W. Jones, an alumnus of the MC chemistry department, currently serves as Chancellor of the University of Mississippi.