Chemistry Major Close Sub-Nav Menu Request InformationMajors and MinorsAcademic Support Resources for Students Disability Support Services Registering with DSSDSS Resources The Communication Center Dr. Seth Clabough Resources for ParentsStaffFAQsLaunchFirst Generation College Students Copley Science Building ConstructionHonors Program Application for Prospective Honors StudentsHonors Academics Current Students Entering Prior to Fall 2016 Academic StandardsCurricular Requirements Honors CoursesDepartmental Honors Current Students Entering Fall 2016 or After Academic StandardsCurricular Requirements Honors CoursesHonors ModulesCollaborative Learning Experience Honors Benefits and OpportunitiesHonors Program Director Noyce Teacher Preparation ProgramFirst Year Program: RMCS101Study Abroad & International Education J-Term Study/Travel J-term 2018 Study/Travel CoursesPayment Procedure & Scholarship InformationJ-Term Mandatory Insurance Plan International TravelDomestic Travel J-term Resources Semester Abroad FAQsEligibility and CostsSemester Abroad Application InformationScholarships International Students Obtaining an F-1 VisaMaintaining Student StatusEmployment Social Security NumberCurricular Practical Training (CPT)Optional Practical Training (OPT) Driver's LicenseHealth InsuranceTravelTransfer to R-MCInternational Student Orientation International @ R-MC International Assistant ProgramInternational HousePhoto Gallery 2015 Photo Contest Winner Study Abroad Photo ContestInternational Education Week 2016 OIE staffParents & FamiliesVoices from Abroad Summer Session RegistrationImportant DatesStudy Skills CourseSummer Session Tuition, Fees & Housing Undergraduate ResearchRegistrar's OfficeInternshipsIntellectual Property Rights (PDF) Where can a chemistry major take you? R-MC graduates pursue careers in fields from health care to forensic science, biotechnology to pharmaceutical research. Undergraduate Options All chemistry majors specialize by choosing an area of emphasis. Pre-med students, students intending to pursue an advanced degree in biochemistry, or those planning to attend dental or veterinary school normally choose the interdisciplinary focus in biochemistry. If you are interested in a career in a state or federal crime lab or an advanced degree in criminalistics, the department offers an emphasis in forensic science. The research emphasis provides a strong preparation for graduate studies in chemistry. Students may also choose the general emphasis option, and those interested in teaching can select a program of study, including an education minor, for Virginia certification to teach chemistry at the secondary education level. For particularly focused students, a three-year BS degree option is also available. Hands-On Learning Science majors are strongly encouraged to participate in research projects, internships, or independent study, and every major completes a senior-year capstone project. Research isn't just a classroom exercise either; chemistry students present their work at events such as the college's Research Day as well as at professional conferences. And there are other opportunities beyond the classroom: chemistry major Jen LaBarge '15 conducted research at R-MC and helped create a curriculum at the Science Museum of Virginia that focused on STEM literacy. Pre-Med Opportunities Qualified pre-med students can take advantage of the Early Selection partnership with George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Preferred Applicant Track agreement with the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, or the BS/MD joint degree program with Eastern Medical College. Graduate Studies M.D., Ph.D. or other advanced degree in your future? R-MC graduates are accepted at leading universities such as MIT, Georgetown, Medical College of Virginia, Johns Hopkins, Duke, University of Virginia, Tulane, and UNC-Chapel Hill. Professional Recognition The Randolph-Macon chemistry major is approved by the American Chemical Society. Apply to R-MC! Connect with R-MC on Facebook! Ask a Question?