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Chemistry

Why Study Chemistry?

Chemists study matter in its most basic forms—atoms and molecules. By understanding these building blocks, we search for new ways to organize matter into life-saving medicine, space-age materials, and exciting consumer products. Chemistry majors can pursue rewarding careers in research, industry, medicine, education, and much more.

Faculty Spotlight:
Dr. Jonathan Rienstra-Kiracofe

Dr. Jonathan Rienstra-Kiracofe is excited to be a chemist, and he wants everyone in his classes to have just as much fun as he does.

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Chemistry Club

All North Park students with an interest in chemistry are invited to join the Chemistry Club, a social way to explore real-world chemistry and socialize with classmates. The Chemistry Club regularly organizes outings and social events that bring us together in the name of increasing knowledge and having fun.

Interesting Classes

Learn the basics and dig deeply into chemistry topics that meet your particular interests:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry

Graduate Schools

Many chemistry majors continue on to graduate school in a variety of disciplines. Recent graduates from North Park have gone on to the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Ohio State University Integrated Biomedical Sciences Program, and the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

 Where Alumni Work

  • Behr Paint, Inc.
  • Diebel Laboratories
  • Electromotive Diesel
  • Emergency Room Physician in Michigan
  • High School Science Teacher in Minnesota
  • San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency