- American Chemical Society certified curriculum – national-level recognition for your work.
- Independent research – student have an opportunity to work individually with a committed faculty member.
- Modern instrumentation – The Department continues to update and upgrade equipment so students gain valuable, hands-on experience.
- Dedicated, experienced faculty – All of the faculty members have a Ph.D., with training covering all of the major areas of chemistry.
- Fires and explosions!
- General Chemistry. The course where budding chemists cut their teeth.
- Organic Chemistry. Every doctor you meet has an opinion about Organic Chemistry (sometimes good).
- Inorganic Chemistry. The chemistry of precious metals.
- Biochemistry. Where chemistry meets biology.
- Physical Chemistry. What else can you say about a class that generates a "Honk if you passed PChem" bumper sticker.
- Graduate School – Mercer students have gone on to graduate schools all over the country, including Georgia Tech, Texas, UCLA and Illinois.
- Medical School – Several students go on to medical school each year.
- Pharmacy School – Interest in a career in Pharmacy has been growing over the past five years.
- Law School – A degree in chemistry is particularly beneficial for law students interested in biotechnology and patent issues.
- Teaching – Chemistry teachers are needed at the secondary level.
||"The education and experience I received from the Mercer Chemistry Department prepared me for a high-level medicinal research position immediately following graduation. |
I was able to hit the ground running in the competitive pharmaceutical industry and significantly contribute to the drug discovery effort at Array BioPharma. To this day I am grateful to the dedicated staff at Mercer University!"
Tomas Kaplan, B.S. Chemistry '00 Medicinal Research Chemist Array
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