Studying the physical and biological sciences at a liberal arts college provides students with direct interaction with faculty in a small classroom setting, hands-on experience with modern laboratory equipment and instrumentation, and the opportunity to work with faculty on original scientific research projects.
We offer majors in Chemistry
and Biochemistry that effectively prepare students for post-baccalaureate employment and graduate school in chemistry, biochemistry or biology programs. Our majors are excellent choices for students planning careers in research, medicine, dentistry, and veterinary science. We also offer minors in Chemistry and Physics as well as an Environmental Chemistry Concentration in the Environmental Science and Policy major.
Hood students have opportunities to conduct research with faculty in our department as well as work in major research laboratories at nearby Fort Detrick, the National Institute for Standards and Technology, and the National Institutes of Health.
Requirements for the Major
CHEM 101, 102 General Chemistry
CHEM 209, 210 Organic Chemistry
CHEM 215 Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 270 Chemical Literature
CHEM 301 Biological Chemistry I
CHEM 324 Instrumental Methods of Analysis
CHEM 405 Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 431, 432 Physical Chemistry I, II
CHEM 433, 434 Physical Chemistry Lab I, II
CHEM 470 Seminar
MATH 201, 202 Calculus I, II
PHYS 101, 102 General Physics or
PHYS 203, 204 Introductory Physics I, II