• Chemistry


As a chemistry major, you’ll be prepared to pursue your professional goals, whether they include graduate school, a career in the chemical industry, teaching, or a professional program in a health-related field. Chemistry majors can also choose to participate in the Engineering Dual Degree Program.

Contact Information
Walda Powell
Head, Dept. of Chemistry, Physics, & Geoscience
203 Science/Mathematics Bldg.
(919) 760-8754
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  • Having lived in five countries and attended four schools, one thing Asha Tuli, ’17, has learned is adaptability.
  • As a first-generation college student, Vanessa Cupil-Garcia, ’17, used her passions to shape her career path at Meredith
  • Tia Joyce, ’16, a Legacy Scholar, earned majors in chemistry, biology, and psychology, while at Meredith College

Chemistry is a “central science” that connects biology, engineering, physics, and medicine. As such, it serves as a foundational major for many different careers. A major in chemistry is an excellent stepping stone to careers in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, engineering, government, environmental agencies, and teaching. Learn more about what you can do with a major in chemistry. 

Meredith chemistry graduates have gone on to attend top graduate schools and professional programs including Yale Medical School, Brody School of Medicine, Duke University, University of Virginia, and University of Boulder - Colorado. Others have accepted professional positions at companies and organizations including Metabolon, KBI Biopharma, and the NC Department of Public Instruction. Read more »

Asha Tuli

Asha Tuli

Having lived in five countries and attended four schools, one thing Asha Tuli, ’17, has learned is adaptability.

Amy Poonnak

Amy Poonnak

Amy Poonnak is excited about using her science knowledge to help alleviate pain and change lives through dentistry.

Crystal Gunther

Crystal Gunther

While at Meredith, Crystal Gunther, '17, has been able to dive deeper into her love of chemistry and the unknown.


Students doing chemistry research

Chemistry students at Meredith conduct in-depth research in collaboration with their professors – and then go on to present that research at professional conferences. Read more »


Science and Mathematics Building

Science courses are housed in the Science and Mathematics Building (SMB), which contains 80,000 square feet learning space, including 13 dedicated research labs that support the needs of ongoing student and faculty research. Take the virtual tour. »


Chemistry majors participate in a variety of undergraduate internship opportunities with innovative research, scientific and technology-focused organizations in Raleigh, the Research Triangle and beyond. 

The Research Triangle


Meredith offers significant scholarships specifically for chemistry students as part of our efforts to support women entering STEM fields.

Meredith student holding a beaker in a science lab