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
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 13:1, 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 spend time in a lab at a large research institution working on some pretty amazing projects. Add in all the academic opportunities we have 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.
Your experience matters
Maximize scholarships — Yes, you’ll get an academic scholarship. But you’ll also get a “plus one” scholarship from the group, team or area you’re part of. It’s a great way to help pay for school — but also to find your people.
We’ve thought a lot about the ways students learn and built a four-year plan to help you navigate it all. From finding your place and in Year 1, to showing the world you’re ready for what’s next four years later.
Your transition from college to a career begins your first semester. Every class, internship, research study and activity adds up. We love to celebrate all the ways you shine — your experience matters!
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. Then there’s “plus one” scholarships — an additional scholarship for participating in anything from athletics to the arts to media (it’s a long list!).
It all adds up to making Hastings an great choice for you and your family.
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