Hastings College Chemistry graduates are earning graduate degrees at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Pharmacy and Methodist College, conducting research for Novartis, pursuing doctorates at a multitude of universities, serving as technicians for IEH Laboratories and consulting and teaching at all levels, from elementary to college.

Gain skills with cutting edge technology

As a Hastings College Chemistry student, you’ll enjoy hands-on experiences and challenging courses taught by professors interested and invested in your long-term success. As well as assembling skills necessary for success in today’s laboratories, you’ll conduct research and experiments using cutting edge technology, including:

  • Nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer
  • Fourier transform infrared spectrometer
  • High-performance liquid chromatography
  • Gas chromatograph

You’ll also present projects at the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, earn internships and conduct summer research at leading universities that allow you to network and hone professional skills for career advancement.

Create your future

See for yourself how we tailor your education to your talents and your goals. Schedule a visit and we’ll demonstrate how Hastings will inspire you to reach your potential, or if you’re a high school senior, apply today.

Go further with a Hastings education

Thanks to our small class sizes (most have fewer than 20 students!), and a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1, you’ll work closely with faculty and your advisor to complete your degree in four years. In fact, most students who graduate from Hastings do so in four years!

Our block-style semester structure means you’ll take just one or two classes at a time — which really lets you focus more intently on each class. It also lets faculty devote more time to every student because they’re only teaching one or two classes in a block!

Graduate with experience

At Hastings, Chemistry majors serve one and sometimes two internships — and many students complete one or more Research Experience for Undergrads (REUs). REUs are usually summer experiences where you get to spend time in a lab at large research institutions, working on some pretty cool projects. Add in all the academic opportunities and study abroad experience and you’ll graduate from Hastings College ready to succeed.

Along your path, you’ll appreciate the stepping stones of teaching, counseling, inspiring, supporting and guiding from our engaged faculty. It’s an experience that’s true to Hastings College, and you won’t find it anywhere else.

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All the extras aren't extra

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No-cost study abroad — During your third year, you’ll spend a transformational two-week block studying abroad. And thanks to donors, you’ll experience this at no additional cost. France, Ireland, Peru, Spain, Honduras, the United Kingdom…where will you go?

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Books included — Afraid of a $700 Chemistry book? No more! We’ve eliminated the high cost of text books by working with our bookstore to provide all required textbooks. This will save you $1,000 or more each year.

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iPad + Apple Pencil — We’ll set you up with an iPad and Apple Pencil — and help you learn how to best incorporate these tools into your studies. From digital notes (that you’ll never lose!) to pictures of lab setups, professors and students find creative, new ways to use this perfect combination of technology and teaching every semester!

Get involved beyond the classroom

  • Alpha Chi (Academic Honor Society)

In addition to Alpha Chi, there’s always something to do at Hastings. Student clubs, service learning, Greek life, recreation and more make Hastings a great campus for student life.

Find scholarships for Chemistry majors

Your high school achievements can both fuel and fund your success at Hastings. We offer a range of generous and renewable academic scholarships based on your GPA and test scores. Plus, we offer talent scholarships for everything from speech (forensics) to the arts to athletics. The result? Every student receives at least $11,000 in scholarships (but most receive more!).

Excel in graduate school

Recent Hastings College Chemistry alumni have gone on to pursue master’s degrees and professional degrees at some of the top graduate and professional schools for their program:

  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Montana State University
  • Creighton University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Alabama – Birmingham

Success in Chemistry

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