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

Rebecca Whelan

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department Affiliation

Why Study Chemistry at Oberlin?

Variety of Courses
Study Away Programs
Science Library

Upcoming Chemistry Events

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

From Chemistry to Circus

May 10, 2017
Hayley Larson '14 teaches at Aloft Circus Arts and Aerial Dane Chicago and performs as Duo Filamental.
smiling woman standing in a science lab

Chemistry and Conservation

March 8, 2017
Noalle Fellah ’16 is combining her passion for art history and chemistry as she pursues a PhD at New York University.