The College of Wooster
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Wooster, OH. 44691
College of Wooster Wooster, Ohio
Chemistry Program Info: A major in Chemistry provides students with sound training for a professional career in chemistry and in related areas of science and the medical professions. The minimum major consists of ten courses in the department, as well as physics and mathematics courses. In their junior year, all majors begin the independent study process with a one semester course that introduces them to chemical structure and bonding through the chemical literature. They learn how to locate it, using on-line data base searching, and how to read and write about it. In the senior year, students begin two semesters of Independent Study (I.S.). Students investigate an original research problem, present two research seminars on their progress, describe their work in a thesis, and give an oral defense of the thesis. During the year, the initial advisee-adviser relationship usually becomes one of scientific colleagues interested in a common goal.