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Department of Chemistry & Physics

Studying the sciences at a small liberal arts college provides you with distinct advantages—you will have direct interaction with faculty in a small class setting, hands-on experience with modern laboratory equipment and instrumentation, and the opportunity to do research with faculty members.

Our faculty are experts in their fields, committed teachers and mentors who are dedicated to helping you fulfill your academic and professional ambitions. Our classes involve more than lectures; they stress active participation, team learning and experiments in an innovative curriculum. At Hood, all labs are taught by faculty, not student assistants.

Nearly 100 percent of our graduates are working in their chosen career field or are pursuing advanced degrees.

Many of our graduates go on to join competitive graduate programs in chemistry, biochemistry, public health and chemical engineering at institutions such as U.C. Berkeley, U.C. Irvine, Johns Hopkins University, Dartmouth University, Penn State University, the University of Maryland, Northwestern University, Montana State University, UNC Chapel Hill, and the University of Nebraska. Several of our graduates have successfully completed post-professional training in public health, including medical school, veterinary school, P.A. school, and pharmacy school.

Our Facilities & Equipment

The Department of Chemistry & Physics is housed in the Hodson Science and Technology Center, which houses state-of-the-art laboratory, classroom and research space.

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