Chemistry | Hastings College


Why major in Chemistry or Biochemistry at Hastings College?

Hastings College Chemistry graduates are earning graduate degrees at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Pharmacy and at 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 will also present projects at the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, earn internships and conduct summer research at leading universities that will 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.

Go further with a Hastings education

Most Hastings students complete their degree in four years, and our four-year guarantee is here to back it up. This means you’ll work closely with your advisor to chart a course in your major. Study abroad, do a service project or lead a club—there’s time, support and a plan for everything.

Graduate with experience

At Hastings, Chemistry majors serve one and sometimes two internships. Some expand their understanding of the world by studying abroad. Many take advantage of January Term (J-Term) to gather additional experiences and insight that help advance career options. What does all this mean? 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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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.

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 Wyoming
  • University of Nebraska Med Center
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Creighton University

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Success in Chemistry

Karli Cabrera ’18, Anthony Cloyd ’18 and Jordan Johnson ’18 combined their musical talents to form a small ensemble at Hastings College. Each Sunday of their senior year, they created, recorded and posted a mashup of songs to social media. Their “... more
When Tanner Henning was tasked with creating a compound capable of detecting the presence of heavy metals in water for his summer Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU), he went above and beyond. In fact, the senior chemistry major created a... more
Senior biochemistry major Maddy Smith spent the 2017 January Term learning what it takes to be a physician’s assistant (PA) by spending every day job shadowing at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Smith, who is from Littleton,... more
What happens when you take math and chemistry degrees from Hastings College and combine them with advanced studies in chemical and biomolecular engineering? If you’re Dr. Jeff Erickson ’97, you help the U.S. Navy design and build scientific... more
With a small group of other students during a summer REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates), Julia Thibault worked with a protein called phosphoglucomutase 1 (pgm1), which is involved in the human metabolism and disease. “If the protein is... more