Chemistry Department

Tuesday, April 07, 2015, 4:30 PM
H-SC Journal of the Sciences Release Party
Library 4th Fl Cabell Room
Contact Mike Wolyniak, phone 6175


ASBMB Recognizes H-SC SciencesASBMB Recognizes H-SC Sciences
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) has granted Hampden-Sydney College provisional accreditation in recognition of the College's high quality training of biochemistry and molecular biology students. ASBMB accreditation certifies that Hampden-Sydney biochemistry and molecular biology students are receiving an education that prepares them well for entry into these rapidly developing disciplines as well as provides them with the opportunity to receive a personal certification from the society upon graduation from the College.Hampden-Sydney joins a group of 28 institutions nationwide that carry an ASBMB accreditation for its program. Full Story...


H-SC and Centra Southside Establish Shadowing ProgramH-SC and Centra Southside Establish Shadowing Program
On January 26th, 2015, Hampden-Sydney College and Centra Southside Community Hospital signed an affiliation agreement establishing the Hampden-Sydney/Centra Pre-Health Rotational Shadowing Program. Full Story...


The chemistry program centers on the mastery of broad concepts in the classroom and development of independence in the laboratory. Introductory classes, averaging 25 students per section, and advanced classes, averaging 5-10 students, are taught by five Ph.D. chemists. The chemistry program is accredited by the American Chemical Society and was recognized by the Association of American Colleges in a nation-wide search for innovative departmental curricula.

The four-year integrated laboratory experience is a unique aspect of our nationally-recognized program. If you major in chemistry, all your lab work will consist of individual, openended projects, usually a semester long. You will need, and find available, a lot of help from the faculty on your projects and will rapidly develop skill and self-reliance as you approach chemistry like a professional scientist. You will concentrate on experimental design and interpretation of results, and oral and written reports on your projects will give you proficiency in scientific communication.