As a chemistry student, you’ll enjoy small classes (including introductory chemistry), significant original research experiences in our modern laboratories, wide ranging student-faculty collaboration, varying teaching methods that serve diverse learning styles, and opportunities to teach others through our mentor program. You’ll also have the flexibility to design a major that suits your interests including, for example, completing an ACS certified program. Our majors go onto graduate programs in a variety of disciplines and international fellowships.


Grinnellians led conference sessions and earned awards at STEM-focused conference.

Students, faculty, and staff in chemistry, physics and psychology engage children and families during county-wide STEM festival.