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Chemistry

Major & Minor

Are you ready to explore the world down to its most basic elements and learn how chemistry is involved in drug discovery, environmental issues, and materials development? As a chemistry student at Austin College, you will work with state-of-the-art instruments, which are typically available only at graduate level programs and in research labs.  You can expect hands-on experience working directly with professors in innovative classroom, laboratory, and research settings.  Our nationally recognized program offers a Bachelor of Science which is American Chemical Society (ACS) certified, giving you an added advantage as you pursue graduate school or employment.   

Student Research

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Synthesis of a New Bipyridinium Ligand and Exploration Toward the Formation of Macrocyclic Molecules with Platinum(II)

Synthesis of a New Bipyridinium Ligand and Exploration Toward the Formation of Macrocyclic Molecules with Platinum(II)

Miguel Liuzzi  

Computational Investigation of Criegee Intermediate Reactivity with Frontier Molecular Orbital Theory

Computational Investigation of Criegee Intermediate Reactivity with Frontier Molecular Orbital Theory

Bridget Ferris 

Photochemical Properties of Atmospheric Brown Carbon Derived from Dicarbonyls and Ammonium

Photochemical Properties of Atmospheric Brown Carbon Derived from Dicarbonyls and Ammonium

Ahmed Rushdi 

Polydentate Ligand Binding Formation of Bis-Urea Metallogelators

Polydentate Ligand Binding Formation of Bis-Urea Metallogelators 

Rebecca Tobias 

Synthesis and Characterization of a C3 spacer, Bis-Urea Organogelator

Synthesis and Characterization of a C3 spacer, Bis-Urea Organogelator

Sebastiao Martin 

Preparation of Anisucoumaramide

Preparation of Anisucoumaramide

Beau Beshires

Finish in Four*

with the skills to launch your career 

Chemistry students at AC 

conduct cutting-edge research every day, but being a great scientist isn’t all about skills in the lab! Studying chemistry will also strengthen and refine your skills in communication, critical thinking, and collaboration. With a degree in chemistry, upon graduation you will be prepared to:

  • design and carry out scientific experiments as well as accurately record and analyze the results of such experiments;
  • clearly communicate the results of scientific work in oral, written and electronic formats to both scientists and the public at large; and
  • demonstrate problem solving, critical thinking and analytical reasoning as applied to scientific problems.

Explore our Graduate Outcomes to learn more about what are graduates are doing today. 

Adams Observatory

All thoughtful and scientifically trained people are called to lead at some point in their lives. The STAR Leadership program works to ensure that graduates are not only well prepared to work in STEM fields but are also empowered to lead in their careers and communities.

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  • Analytical Chemistry 
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