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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.

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.

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97% of the Class of 2014 Employed, in School, Volunteering

97% of the Class of 2014 Employed, in School, Volunteering

97% of the Class of 2014 Employed, in School, Volunteering

Within six months of graduating, 97% of the class of 2014 had a job, were continuing their education, or were volunteering full-time....Read More

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S.O.A.R. Program Showcases Student Work

S.O.A.R. Program Showcases Student Work

S.O.A.R. Program Showcases Student Work

Throughout the month of April, students are presenting their papers, speeches, artwork, research, and interactive projects through the college's program series Showcasing Our Art and Research (S.O.A.R.). ...Read More

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Thirty-Nine Students Inducted into Honor Society

Thirty-Nine Students Inducted into Honor Society

Thirty-Nine Students Inducted into Honor Society

Thirty-nine students were inducted into Saint Anselm College's National Honor Society for achieving academic excellence...Read More

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Alumnus Named Director of U.S. Army Chemical and Biological Center

Alumnus Named Director of U.S. Army Chemical and Biological Center

Alumnus Named Director of U.S. Army Chemical and Biological Center

Joseph Corriveau, a 1981 biology graduate, has been appointed director of the federal laboratory that oversees research and development of solutions for chemical and biological defense of American soldiers and the nation....Read More

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Notre Dame Partnership Combines Science and Business

Notre Dame Partnership Combines Science and Business

Notre Dame Partnership Combines Science and Business

On Dec. 3, a group of students interested in science and business learned about a one-year master’s program through the University of Notre Dame that can help them launch their careers....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

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.