I am very proud to be part of a department that sets very high standards for student achievement, and our students have risen to the challenge.
Chemistry is everywhere in the world around us. It is the fabric of the world woven into everything in what we eat, what we breathe, in how we live, in what we are. Chemistry is a broad, interdisciplinary, and evolving field that shares boundaries with the life sciences, physics, and engineering. The Clarke chemistry major combines rigor with flexibility, allowing you to explore chemistry and related areas while preparing for a wide range of careers and professions. Chemists today are tackling issues such as global climate change, energy resources, genetic manipulation of crops, re-emerging diseases and their treatment, and environmental pollution.
When you investigate chemical principles, you have the basis to better understand the world and how to function in that world. You’ll build this foundation in a context that helps you become a scientifically responsible citizen with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values that will allow you to be successful in scientific and non-scientific professions. Clarke’s use of technology is unmatched – from hand-held data collection to molecular modeling. The ability to visualize is stressed – which is important to learning. You will also become skilled at analyzing the bioethical issues challenging the scientific community.
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I am passionate about teaching and learning from challenging students. It has been so rewarding helping a new program come to fruition.
The technology-rich environment at Clarke provides students with great hands-on opportunities.
Learning is the public and private negotiation of understanding.
My goal as an instructor is to facilitate students in realizing their educational goals, and to foster a deeper understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment for the subject.
The Classroom and Beyond
Our Students & Alumni
Emily (Rossini) Komoroske
My chemistry professors at Clarke helped encourage my critical thinking, showed me the benefits of being thorough, and facilitated my personal and professional growth.
In my current position, I mentor graduate researchers. I get to know each student personally and become invested in their success, just as my major professors at Clarke did for me.
Percent of Clarke chemistry graduates who secured a job in their chosen field or enrolled in graduate school by August.
Chemistry majors rate among the highest in job satisfaction after graduation – 85.2% – according to studentsreview.com.
Work one-on-one with faculty on an undergraduate research project – an important criterion for entering graduate school.