Welcome to Chemistry at Haverford
Chemistry is central to the development of new medicines and materials, the understanding of biological processes on a molecular level and many important global issues of today, including the environment and energy.
Why Chemistry at Haverford: Student Research
You'll have research opportunities at all levels of the curriculum throughout the academic year and during the summer months, with about 70% of our students presenting their work at meetings and some 20% appearing as a co-author on a peer-reviewed publication. More on Student Research >
Why Chemistry at Haverford: Curriculum
The curriculum provides a strong foundation in the fundamentals of chemistry and in interdisciplinary areas at the forefront of science, including environmental chemistry, renewable energies, novel materials, biological systems and medical treatments. More on Curriculum >
Why Chemistry at Haverford: Lab Experience
Ours is an inquiry-based lab experience, including a year-long advanced lab emphasizing state-of-the-art research methods and instrumentation. More on Instruments & Facilities >
Why Chemistry at Haverford: Major Program
You'll have several entry levels into the major depending upon high school preparation; students of all backgrounds are challenged and trained as scientific thinkers. More on Curriculum >
Why Chemistry at Haverford: Post Graduation
The major and minor chemistry programs and concentrations prepare our students for first-rate professional programs leading to careers in science, medicine, law, business, education and more. More on Alumni >
Inside Chemistry @ Haverford
Additional information about the Chemistry Department is available from menu links at the left side of this page.
Class of 2014 Chemistry Majors:
Chemistry Department News and Events
Erin Boettcher ’12, Emily Dix ’12, Jacob Seeley ’12, Elizabeth Lamkin ’13, and Matthew Smith ’13 have all been awarded three years of support for their graduate studies in the sciences.
Haverford seniors Alex Ranucci and Chelsea Thorsheim (pictured along with Stephen Lippard '62) travelled in mid-March 2014 to the American Chemical Society Meeting in Dallas Texas to present results of their research on the cytotoxicity of novel platinum complexes that are potential anti-cancer agents.
The research, published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters, shows that an oil dispersant used in the cleanup efforts in the Gulf can persist in the environment for up to four years.
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