Chemistry often is called “the central science” because all investigations of matter at the molecular level depend on the theories and methodologies of chemistry.
Making its home in Tomsich Hall, part of Kenyon’s top-flight science quad, the Department of Chemistry contributes to interdisciplinary programs in biochemistry, molecular biology, neuroscience, and environmental studies.
Chemistry students have the extraordinary opportunity to join with faculty members in laboratory research. This degree of access is rare at the undergraduate level and essential to graduate work and success in the job market. Students also may compete for grants to spend the summer in Gambier as Summer Science Scholars.