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Chemistry alumna Kristen Frano is now earning her master's in chemistry at the College of William & Mary  Kristen Frano '12: Chemist. Anselmian.
Lab work supplements in-class learning. All labs sections are kept small to increase on-one-one instruction.
In collaboration with a faculty member, students undertake research projects of their own interest.
The Department of Chemistry is located in the state-of-the-art Goulet Science Center.

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Chemistry Department

Chemistry is by its nature interdisciplinary, drawing on both mathematics and physics to understand basic principles and helping to inform the understanding of structure and reactivity in biological systems. As such, in addition to chemistry, students demonstrate competency in calculus, physics, and biochemistry.

Forensic science seeks to use science to answer legal questions. Drawing on the strengths of the college's chemistry, computer science, and criminal justice programs, the forensic science major is based around core classes in science and criminal justice as well as courses in computer forensics, statistics, image processing, and other electives.

The department engages students in a variety of learning experiences that integrate the teaching and research laboratories with the classroom.

Laboratories are integral to our curriculum, in both a class context and a research context. Hands-on learning is emphasized in most courses and students use modern instrumentation in all laboratory classes. Our classes and labs sections are small, enabling closer contact between the faculty member and our students.

Congratulations to our Chemistry and Forensic Science 2015 graduates!
Class of 2015
Front row (L to R): Christina Arcand, Alex Scafidi, Melissa Silvestri; Back row (L to R): James Cassidy, James Cummings, Allee Ramzi

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Spring 2016 Dean's List Announced

Spring 2016 Dean's List Announced

Spring 2016 Dean's List Announced

Mark W. Cronin, dean of the college, has announced that the following students have been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2016 semester. These students earned a grade point average of at least 3.0 in a semester with at least 16 credits of study....Read More

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National Business Honor Society Recognizes 15 Students as Members

National Business Honor Society Recognizes 15 Students as Members

National Business Honor Society Recognizes 15 Students as Members

Fifteen Saint Anselm College students are the newest members of Sigma Beta Delta, the international honor society for business, management and administration....Read More

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Professors Plan Productive Summer of Research and Study

Professors Plan Productive Summer of Research and Study

Professors Plan Productive Summer of Research and Study

Faculty of Saint Anselm College plan a richly productive summer of research and study, both at home and abroad....Read More

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Saint Anselm College Hosts 38th Annual New England Arson Seminar

Saint Anselm College Hosts 38th Annual New England Arson Seminar

Saint Anselm College Hosts 38th Annual New England Arson Seminar

On May 23-27, the college will host the 38th annual New England Arson Seminar. The event, which will feature presentations by several Saint Anselm professors, is also aided by a recent graduate and supported by several current Saint Anselm students....Read More

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Sheehan Encourages Graduates to Show Anselmian Compassion

Sheehan Encourages Graduates to Show Anselmian Compassion

Sheehan Encourages Graduates to Show Anselmian Compassion

During Saint Anselm College's 123rd commencement exercises on Saturday, May 21, commencement speaker and alumnus Michael Sheehan addressed 433 members of the class of 2016, asking them to bring the Anselmian traditions of compassion and kindness into the world....Read More

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Derk Wierda, Ph.D., Chair
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102
(603) 641-7148
chemistry@anselm.edu

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Alumni Spotlight

Read more about chemistry alumna Kristen Frano's experience on the archaeological dig and earning her master's
Kristen Frano '13, chemistry major

As a student, Kristen measured the metal content of Roman coins which led her to a master's in chemistry at William & Mary. Now, she's in the heart of chemical (and historical) testing in colonial Williamsburg. Read her story >>

Developing Ethical and Responsible Scientists

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Download our Chemistry Department informational brochure (PDF/513KB) for an introduction to our department

Download our Forensic Science brochure (PDF/433KB) for an introduction to our forensics program.

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