Faculty and StaffOur faculty, like Prof. Michelle Francl, are committed to ensuring our students succeed during their time in the program and beyond.View a full list of our Faculty and Staff
A Community of ScientistsThe Chemistry Department offers a unique opportunity to study chemistry in a small, supportive atmosphere.
State-of-the-Art FacilitiesThe Chemistry Department provides students with state-of-the-art facilities.Learn more about our facilities.
Research ProjectsThe Chemistry Department provides students with a myriad of hands-on research opportunities.Learn more about faculty research.
A Community of ScientistsBryn Mawr Chemistry majors enjoy a close-knit community of scholars, scientists, researchers, and faculty.Learn more about our faculty.
The Chemistry Department seeks to provide a supportive and rigorous curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate level to students having diverse preparation and diverse goals. Our department offers a unique opportunity to study chemistry in an environment that is distinctive for these reasons:
- small, supportive atmosphere
- excellent facilities
- committed to building teaching skills
- cutting-edge research
- great location, beautiful campus
Special Opportunities for Chemistry Majors
In addition to the major, students may elect to minor in computational methods or education, or complete a major in biochemistry. As well, the following special programs are available to Bryn Mawr chemistry majors:
- 4+1 Partnership with Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science
Bryn Mawr's 4+1 Partnership with the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science allows a student to begin work on a master’s degree in engineering while still enrolled as an undergraduate at Bryn Mawr.
- 3-2 Program in Engineering and Applied Science
Bryn Mawr — in partnership with the California Institute of Technology — allows a student interested in engineering to transfer, after three years at Bryn Mawr, to Caltech to complete two full years of work there. At the end of the five years, the student is awarded an A.B. degree by Bryn Mawr and a B.S. degree by Caltech. Programs are available in many areas of specialization.
- Combined A.B./M.A. Degree Programs
The combined A.B./M.A. program lets the unusually well-prepared undergraduate student work toward a master’s degree while still completing the bachelor’s degree.
- Summer Science Research
Visit the Summer Science Research site to learn more.
- Noyce Teacher Scholarship
Bryn Mawr College, as a partner in the Philadelphia Regional Noyce Partnership, offers a number of $15,000 scholarships to science and math majors who have been accepted into the Bryn Mawr/Haverford Education Program as a post-baccalaureate student pursuing secondary teacher certification. Students receiving this award must commit to teaching in a high-need school district for two years.
Welcome to Dr. Patrick Melvin
Welcome, Patrick Melvin! As the new Organic Chemist, Patrick plans to tackle difficult synthetic challenges through the use of organometallic and fluorination methodology, with ultimate applications towards pharmaceutical and agrochemical targets.