Chemistry + Physics

Chemistry and Physics

Chemistry is everywhere. From the simplest elements of life to the many aspects of high-tech society, our world can be understood through chemistry. 

At Emmanuel, we believe that practicing chemistry in the lab or in daily life opens the mind to critical thinking and problem solving. Our students collaborate with faculty on real-world research and, as early as their first year, get a true sense of what it means to study chemistry at the graduate and professional level. They are offered unmatched opportunities to engage and interact in the subject through our state-of-the-art Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center, which is equipped with the modern instrumentation and computer technology used intensively in laboratory courses and student-directed research. Our partnership with Merck Research Laboratories-Boston and our location in the world-renowned Longwood Medical and Academic Area provides opportunities for internships and mentorships with leaders in the field.


  • Chemistry

    Every material in the universe is made up of matter – chemists break things down to the simplest of forms.

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Department Highlights

Small classes, big advantages

Emmanuel’s Chemistry faculty are dedicated to providing a supportive, rigorous and rewarding community in which students thrive. They publish, present, engage in research and are committed to exploring the unknown in chemistry with undergraduate research students.

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Class of 2015: Where We Work

Position Company Major
R&D Associate I MassBiologics Biochemistry
Research Associate/Lab Manager MIT Biochemistry

Class of 2015: Where We Attend Grad School

Degree Institution Major
Ph.D., Chemistry University of New Hampshire Biochemistry
M.S., Chemistry Villanova University Biochemistry
M.S., Science Education University of Pennsylvania Chemistry
Ph.D., Chemistry Brandeis University Chemistry
M.S., Science Education University of Pennsylvania Chemistry
Ph.D. University of Vermont Chemistry


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