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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.


Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Ph.D. Programs

Our doctoral programs in chemistry and biochemistry invite independent, academically-driven students to join our diverse and supportive community of scholars and lifelong learners.

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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 masters 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.

Contact Information

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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