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Welcome to the Gustaf H. Carlson School of Chemistry

The Gustaf H. Carlson School of Chemistry is a small, close-knit, friendly community of researchers. Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates work closely together, investigating the properties of materials ranging from molecular structures and nanoparticles to DNA and high-performance carbon fiber composites.

Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programs

We offer majors and minors in chemistry, as well as in biochemistry and molecular biology, with a flexible curriculum that can be tailored toward your career goals.

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Accelerated B.A./M.S. Programs

Qualified Clark undergraduates may pursue an accelerated B.A./M.S. degree in chemistry, or in biochemistry and molecular biology, with a fifth year paid for by a scholarship.

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Ph.D. Program

Our doctoral program offers advanced study in biophysical chemistry, chemical biology, inorganic chemistry, materials chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, polymer chemistry, and biochemistry and molecular biology.

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Students learn alongside faculty whose impactful research on health- and materials-related chemistry contributes to answering some of society’s most pressing scientific questions.

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Careers and Internships in Chemistry

Our undergraduate and master’s alumni find jobs right of school in industry or pursue graduate school. Our doctoral alumni land positions as academic faculty, post-doctoral scholars, or working for companies such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, PCI Synthesis, and Novartis.

Accepting Applications for Summer 2020 Fellowships

Students at Clark are invited to apply for one of several fellowships

Chemistry students earn prestigious journal cover

Compound research results in one-of-a-kind substance

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Partnership with Worcester Public Schools sparks interest in STEM careers

Clark graduates launch careers in Massachusetts

Students put their skills to work, from State Street to Dana-Farber

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Gustaf H. Carlson School of Chemistry

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  • Arthur M. Sackler Sciences Center
    Room S134
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610
  • 1-508-793-7116
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