Beyond the Classroom  

Learning isn’t limited to the classroom at Mills. Take a look at some of the opportunities you can have while studying chemistry.

On-Campus Research Experience

Opportunities to participate in faculty-led research projects are available in the summer and the academic school year. Recent student–faculty chemistry research has examined:

  • Photochemical reactions of agricultural pesticides in the atmosphere
  • Ether synthesis in ionic liquids
  • Fungicidal compounds derived from redwood

Access to Facilities & Equipment

Student–faculty research takes place in the state-of-the-art laboratories of the Betty Irene Moore Natural Sciences Building, awarded the highest rating in environmental design and construction. Equipment available for chemistry research includes:

  • Atomic absorption spectrophotometer
  • Fourier transform infrared spectrometer
  • Fourier transform nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer
  • Ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometers
  • Electrochemistry apparatus
  • High-performance liquid chromatographs
  • Gas-liquid chromatographs
  • Low- and high-speed ultracentrifuges

Off-Campus Internships

Mills chemistry students have earned internships at:

  • UC Santa Barbara
  • UC Santa Cruz
  • University of Colorado
  • Washington University
What Can I Do with a Chemistry Degree from Mills?

In recent years, chemistry graduates from Mills have put their scientific knowledge and investigative skills to work in such positions as:

Research and Development Scientist
Agilent Technologies

Yield Engineer

VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists

Field Engineer

Sustainable Horizons Institute

Physical Science Technician
USDA Agricultural Research Service

Radiochemistry Associate
Avid Radiopharmaceuticals

Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration Adoption Lead

Associate Scientist
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

Chemistry Teacher
Summit Preparatory Charter High School

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Pediatric Surgeon
Valley Children's Hospital