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A Solid Foundation in Chemistry Starts Here

It may surprise you to learn that chemistry is a great foundational course for many things that interest you, whether that’s climate change, nutrition, the human body, space travel or even ancient pyramids.

In chemistry classes, you learn about matter and how the world is put together. Also, you develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are helpful in all kinds of careers.

The chemistry faculty and staff set you up for success in several ways:

  • The typical course only has 16-24 students in the lab and no more than 48 in lectures.
  • The faculty will give you one on one guidance if you get stuck.
  • You can visit the chemistry help center for extra support.
  • You can choose among a variety of online, hybrid and in-person classes offered day or evening.
Most chemistry classes involve both lectures and lab work.

Why Should You Study Chemistry at Normandale?

Besides all the ways the faculty will help you succeed, students who want to pursue science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) careers can graduate with an Associate of Science degree in chemistry at Normandale and start as a junior at any Minnesota State college.

At Normandale, you’ll save money, learn in smaller chemistry classes, and enjoy teachers who focus on teaching.

Interested in a chemistry-related career?  Check out this list of possible careers in chemistry on the career page of the American Chemical Society website.

"It’s really great to have such direct relationships with the instructors. A lot of my friends who went directly to universities said that professors were pretty absent from their classes and they were mostly taught by T.A.s. I felt like at Normandale, because I had such great relationships with my instructors, I could start networking right away.”

Camille Kotschevar, Class of ‘21 , Normandale chemistry student
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Academy of Math and Science

Pursuing a STEM-related degree? Take advantage of the scholarship, peer support, and professional advisers available through this on-campus Academy.

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Each year, the Chemistry Department offers $2,000 scholarships that cover the cost of advanced level chemistry classes. Applicants must meet several criteria.

Chemistry Program Basics

Pursue your AS in chemistry, then continue to study at a four-year college or university.

Lab Kit Information for Online Students

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Chemistry Faculty and Staff

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