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Since science and technology are driving forces in today’s world, persons proficient in these areas are poised for success. A major or minor in chemistry from Wilmington College provides you with the knowledge and, equally importantly, the practical skills required for embarking upon graduate studies and entering the workforce.

Required research not only increases your experience in particular subject areas but also helps you develop confidence and foster an ability to teach others. Our students regularly present their original research at national, regional, and local chemistry meetings, such as those sponsored by the American Chemical Society

Unlike at many other institutions, you will learn to work independently in open labs under the guidance of a faculty of Ph.Ds. As early as your freshman year, you will use modern, sophisticated instrumentation — like spectrometers and gas chromatographs. Indeed, many employers and graduate school faculty marvel at the impressive level of the hands-on experience with which WC students graduate.

Student Experience

Alyssa StorerHi! My name is Alyssa Storer, and I’m a freshman majoring in Chemistry and Biology with a concentration in Health Sciences. During my first year on campus, I’ve gotten involved with the Honors ProgramNational Society of Leadership and SuccessWC PrideLadies in Power, and STEM Society. When I visited campus during my junior year of high school, I immediately fell in love with the atmosphere and support that’s shown on campus. I can’t wait for what the next three years at Wilmington College will bring!




Hello everyone! My name is Kiana Chumley and I’m a first year student at Wilmington College studying Biology and Chemistry with a focus in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Pre-Law. After reading other stories from the #WeAreDubC initiative, I feel like it’s important for me to mention that I wasn’t set on WC after my first visit. To be honest, I wasn’t set on any college or university after my first visit! Deciding where to go to college is arguably one of the most important decisions in your adult life, and I felt like I needed time to think about every possible option before committing to one school. However, after countless conversations with my Admissions counselors and other faculty members at WC, I knew this was the place for me. Throughout the entire process, I felt like I was being guided in the right direction while also being allowed to forge my own path.
The opportunities on this campus are endless. As a first year student, I have competed on the Mock Trial team, been a member of Veterinarians of Tomorrow and the Honors Program while also holding a job as a Student Ambassador. I’ve been able to meet countless friends and form connections that will last a lifetime. When I walk to class everyday, I know I’m going to sit in a class where my professors care about my well-being and actually want to see me succeed. Wilmington College has allowed me to step out of my comfort zone in a way I never thought was imaginable, and the personal and academic growth I’ve experience in my short time here has surpassed my expectations.