A chemistry student holds a six-well plate that contains several discs with different coatings that change color upon binding to metal ions such as lead. The experiments are in the lab of Associate Professor of Chemistry Jason Belitsky. Photo credit: Jennifer Manna
Program Type:
  • Major
  • Minor
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Current. Foundational. Flexible. Interdisciplinary. Experiential. Rigorous. Collaborative. These are a few of the strengths of Oberlin’s chemistry and biochemistry program, which offers flexible and interdisciplinary coursework within the foundational fields of analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry.

Program Director

Jason Belitsky

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department Affiliation

Rachel Wysocki


Why Study Chemistry at Oberlin?

Variety of Courses
Study Away Programs
Scientific Equipment

Sample Courses

  • CHEM 051 - Chemistry and the Environment 4 credits
  • CHEM 102 - Principles of Chemistry 4 credits
  • CHEM 213 - Inorganic Chemistry 4 credits
  • CHEM 327 - Synthesis Laboratory 4 credits

Chemistry News

Emilie Lozier '18

Emilie Lozier ’18 Wins $50,000 Science Prize

May 9, 2018
Emilie Lozier ’18 won this year’s Nexial Prize, a $50,000 award for a graduating science major who has demonstrated both academic excellence and passion for cultural study.

From Chemistry to Circus

May 10, 2017
Hayley Larson '14 teaches at Aloft Circus Arts and Aerial Dane Chicago and performs as Duo Filamental.