Chemistry & Biochemistry

The study of modern chemistry is a multifaceted subject, integrated with physics and math. Our chemistry curriculum at Fairfield gives students a comprehensive approach to the field’s principles and applications, while the program pushes students to think critically, solve problems and apply experimental techniques to build their insight.

As chemistry majors, students study and work collaboratively, in small classes with a knowledgeable, experienced faculty. Through independent study, students conduct original research and have the opportunity to intern in the academic, governmental or industrial sectors. Our location offers Fairfield students the opportunity to take advantage of the many prominent corporate enterprises and academic institutions throughout the area.

A degree in chemistry gives you flexibility in your career path. Our concentration in biochemistry introduces you to the essentials of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. With a detailed curriculum that includes faculty-led research and laboratory-based courses, our chemistry and biochemistry programs thoroughly prepare you for careers in chemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical industries, and is a great path to careers in health related fields including medical, dental, and pharmacy.

Approximately a third of our graduating seniors over the last few years have gone on to careers in health related fields and this number is growing as the Biochemistry degree grows.

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