How can we create sustainable energy, healthy food, and effective medicine? It all comes down to chemistry. Explore solutions to scientific questions in a program that gives you individual attention and hands-on research experience.
About the Chemistry Program
Chemistry grounds our understanding of the nature of the world through investigation of matter’s structure, composition, physical properties, and reactions. Studying chemistry will prepare you for a career in biotech, biofuels, laboratory research, and more, as well as for advanced study in chemistry, medicine, pharmacology, and related fields.
The Chemistry Program at Mills offers small classes and a collaborative scientific community. Professors and peers will encourage you to ask questions and express your ideas powerfully. You’ll have opportunities to participate in faculty-led research, write scientific papers, and present findings at conferences. Success as a chemist requires skill with sophisticated instrumentation, and at Mills you’ll handle every piece of equipment in our labs. View our program details for in-depth information on the chemistry major and minor.
When you’re ready to try an off-campus internship, launch a job search, or apply for graduate study, you’ll get help from your professors and the career services office. The senior seminar for chemistry majors provides additional support. Our San Francisco Bay Area location has helped graduates find positions as scientists, engineers, and teachers with some of the region’s most innovative employers, such as Tesla Motors and Intel. Graduates have also landed in doctoral programs at UC Berkeley, Stanford University, and beyond.
Courses You Could Take
Chemistry of Cooking
Experimental Physical Chemistry