The curriculum of the Chemistry Department is designed to provide the student with a sound and comprehensive grasp of the principles of chemistry, including the laboratory experience necessary for basic research, teaching, and industrial research and development. Each student is expected to participate in a research program. Research facilities and instrumentation are excellent and qualified students may begin research projects as early as their first year. Faculty research grants augmented with support from major corporations and foundations have enabled the department to offer 30-40 research stipends to qualified students each summer. The curriculum of the Chemistry Department is designed to provide the student with a sound and comprehensive grasp of the principles of chemistry, including the laboratory experience necessary for basic research, teaching, and industrial research and development. Each student is expected to participate in a research program. Research facilities and instrumentation are excellent and qualified students may begin research projects as early as their first year. Faculty research grants augmented with support from major corporations and foundations have enabled the department to offer research stipends to qualified students each summer.

To the student preparing for medicine or related professions, training is offered in the fundamental and applied branches of chemistry. In addition, chemistry offers to the liberal arts student an appreciation and understanding of the discoveries, methods, and place of this subject in our society.

The program for majors also prepares them for entrance into the School of Engineering at Columbia University and the Applied Chemistry Program of the California Institute of Technology under the Combined Plan Program. Students interested in engineering should consult the Combined Plan Program for details.-- Occidental College Course Catalog

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