Welcome to the Chemistry Department

Chemistry at Amherst thrives on close, personal interactions between our talented students and our dedicated faculty.  Class sizes are kept small except for the introductory courses, and even those courses break up into small discussion and laboratory sections taught almost exclusively by faculty.

Research opportunities abound, both within the Department and in interdisciplinary projects, affording students the chance to work on groundbreaking scientific problems while developing a close mentoring relationship with faculty.  Add to this mix first-rate facilities, equipment, and support staff, and you have an ideal environment in which to pursue your scientific interests, challenge your curiosity, and, who knows, maybe even launch your career!

Please explore our site for information about our courses, the major, and our faculty's teaching and research interests

The Chemistry Department seminar meets Friday afternoons when classes are in session. (seminar schedule)

Every year the department offers a number of prizes and awards to students.  Also, check out information on summer research opportunities and Amherst chemistry graduates

The main department office in Merrill 507 is open from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. We can be contacted at:

Department of Chemistry
AC# 2243
Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002-5000
413.542.2342
413.542.2735 (fax)

Maps and directions are available at: Visit Amherst


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