Department of Chemistry

Chemistry at Harvey Mudd

The Department of Chemistry at Harvey Mudd College is consistently ranked as one of the top undergraduate chemistry programs in the nation.

The chemistry curriculum is recognized for its unique program of study that builds on the broad, technical foundation that is acquired through the three-semester College-wide Core curriculum. With coursework in all major areas of chemistry coupled with courses in mathematics, physics, biology, engineering, and computer science, this unique program of study prepares students for professions in both traditional chemistry areas as well as cutting-edge interdisciplinary fields. Our laboratory curriculum gives students extensive hands-on experience with modern, sophisticated instrumentation and computation and features inquiry-driven open-ended experiments that emphasize the process of discovery.

“The Department of Chemistry of Harvey Mudd College seeks to educate students by sharing with them the joy, power, and beauty of chemistry in the classroom, teaching laboratories, and research laboratories. In the spirit of liberal arts education, we aim to broaden horizons, discover interconnections, and foster the intellectual growth of our students. Graduates of our program are well-prepared for professions in both traditional chemistry areas, as well as cutting-edge interdisciplinary fields. Our students are well-equipped to develop chemistry-informed solutions to society’s challenges and opportunities.”

Department Chair Karl Haushalter

Annual Report

Academic Year 2021–2022

This year’s report highlights teaching through the pandemic, remembers Prof. Bob Cave and celebrates our student awardees.

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Contact Us

Department of Chemistry
301 Platt Blvd, Claremont CA 91711

909.621.8092
chemistry@hmc.edu