Why choose Calvin to study chemistry & biochemistry?
Consider the many advantages to studying chemistry or biochemistry at Calvin:
You will get dedicated attention from our professors who teach every course and lab.
Our curriculum comprises many laboratory courses designed to provide hands-on learning and introduce a broad range of techniques used in research today.
- The department boasts a thriving undergraduate research commmunity with some of the best research-grade instrumentation in the state of Michigan for student and faculty use.
- Students have opportunities to collaborate with professors on cutting-edge research during both the summer and the academic year for either credit or pay.
- Successful research projects often result in a manuscript that is published in an international journal with the student serving as a co-author. We celebrate our 200 students recognized as co-authors the past decade.
- Students who have come through our program have been acknowledged as Barry M. Goldwater Fellows, Hertz Foundation Fellows and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows, just to name a few. (The links provide student recipient stories).
- Our accreditation by the American Chemical Society bolsters our excellent reputation among universities throughout the U.S. and Canada.
- Students work together to master course material and laboratory methods.
- We aim to equip students to make the world a better place on behalf of Christ.
- Our graduates are highly successful, and they testify to being well prepared for positions in academia and industry.
A chemical romance is how Ryan Martinie '13 approaches one of his first loves: chemistry. For Ryan, science and faith are intertwined. Read more »
Nate Romero was a Beckman scholar, a Goldwater scholarship winner and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship--all before graduating in 2012. He credits the accessibility of his professors. Full story »
Senior Lauren Manck will research seagrasses in Spain via a Fulbright Scholarship after her graduation in May 2012. After her Junior year at Calvin, Lauren spent the summer at the University of Cadiz in Cadiz Spain. Read more »
Cheri Ackerman '11, a former Goldwater Scholar and Hertz Fellowship recipient, seeks a balance as a Christian and a biochemist. Full story »
Research Student Susanna Lynch '10 wins the prestigious McKnight Award after being selected from a group of very accomplished research students from universities across the country. Learn more »