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    Research

    Research is a fundamental part of the Chemistry major. Chemistry majors at Bates College collaborate with faculty mentors to answer novel research questions. Students and faculty work side-by-side using the same techniques and instruments in the laboratory.

    Research

    Research is a fundamental part of the Chemistry major. Chemistry majors at Bates College collaborate with faculty mentors to answer novel research questions. Students and faculty work side-by-side using the same techniques and instruments in the laboratory.

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    Requirements

    Requirements are like having a GPS in one hand and a Lonely Planet guide in the other. By giving you options and checkpoints, requirements help you get the most out of Bates academics.

    Requirements

    Requirements are like having a GPS in one hand and a Lonely Planet guide in the other. By giving you options and checkpoints, requirements help you get the most out of Bates academics.

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    Courses

    A Bates course gathers a community of ready learners — a team, guided by a scholar, that tackles ideas and topics with the vigor of a workout. When it’s done, you’re ready for more.

    Courses

    A Bates course gathers a community of ready learners — a team, guided by a scholar, that tackles ideas and topics with the vigor of a workout. When it’s done, you’re ready for more.


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Chemistry deals with phenomena that affect nearly every aspect of our lives and environment. A liberal arts education in this scientific and technological age exposes students to the theories, laws, applications, and potential of this science.

The chemistry curriculum is sufficiently flexible to allow students with career interests in areas such as the health professions, law, business, and education to design a major program suitable to their goals. Students interested in careers in chemistry or biochemistry will find sufficient chemistry electives to provide a strong background for work in graduate school, industry, or other positions requiring a strong foundation in chemistry. A major in biological chemistry has been developed in conjunction with the biology department, and is described in a separate section of the Catalog. The department and its curriculum are approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS), and an ACS-certified major is offered.


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