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About the Chemistry Program


  • Majors in chemistry and biochemistry are available.
  • Several emphases are offered, including:
    • ACS (American Chemical Society) approved: This program is suited for students planning on graduate work or industrial employment.
    • Pre-health science/professional: This program is suited for students planning to pursue professional work in an allied health field such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, or veterinary science, or pursue an industrial career.
    • Forensic science: This multidisciplinary program is designed to train students in the analysis of physical and chemical case evidence and the associated legal implications.
    • Pre-pharmacy: This program is designed to prepare students for admission to a pharmacy program.
  • Courses are offered in the basic areas of inorganic, organic, analytical, physical and biochemistry.
  • The program is approved by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society.
  • Outstanding chemistry career placement at top companies, including Sigma-Aldrich Chemical Co., Dow Chemical Co., Upjohn, Abbott Laboratories and Wisconsin Crime Lab.
  • New 3 + 4 PharmD partnership with Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Ill.


Carroll's location near Milwaukee ensures numerous internship opportunities. Examples of internships include:

  • Brady Corporation
  • Bostik-Findlay
  • Essential Industries
  • Sigma-Aldrich Corp.
  • S.C. Johnson
  • Hydrite Chemical

Research Opportunities

On- and off-campus research opportunities are available during academic years and summers, including the Pioneer Scholars Program and the CREATE Program.

Special Features

  • Modern scientific instrumentation is incorporated into all courses.
  • Faculty are exceptional and have diverse specialties.
  • The student affiliate chapter of the American Chemical Society hosts guest lecturers and field trips, and provides student mentoring.
  • Students can present research projects at regional and national American Chemical Society meetings.
  • There is ample opportunity for interaction with professors and students in class and in the laboratory.

Recent Graduate School Locations

University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Connecticut, University of Minnesota, Columbia University, University of Chicago, Bowling Green University, Arkansas State University, University of Colorado-Boulder, Ohio State University.

Recent Career Outcomes

  • Positions held by recent graduates have included:
  • Researcher, Argonne National Laboratory
  • President, chemical company
  • Senior manager/team leader, Pfizer Chemical
  • Research associate, Covance Labs
  • Director, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Associate scientist, PPD, Inc.
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