Why Winthrop Chemistry?

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Winthrop Chemistry majors find jobs...

Students who graduate from Winthrop with a degree in chemistry have a strong record of finding jobs in science-related fields upon graduation. For the Spring 2021 graduating class, 86% of chemistry majors that sought employment found a job within six months of graduation.


Winthrop Chemistry majors get into graduate programs...

Chemistry majors graduating from Winthrop have a strong record of acceptance into chemistry, biochemistry, and other graduate programs. Over the past ten years, 34 Ph.D. degrees have been awarded to Winthrop Chemistry graduates from universities that include Duke, Dartmouth, Notre Dame, Clemson, Wake Forest, and USC.


Winthrop Chemistry majors get into pharmacy, medical, dental, and veterinary schools...

Students who graduate with a chemistry degree from Winthrop get accepted into pharmacy, medical, dental, and veterinary schools. Over the past ten years, 20 Winthrop Chemistry graduates have earned doctrates in the health professions from universities that include MUSC, USC, UNC, and UGA.


Winthrop Chemistry has state-of-the-art facilities...

The Sims Science Building, which houses the Department of Chemistry, Physics, Geology and the Environment is a 60,000 sq.ft. facility that includes lab spaces dedicated to analytic, organic, inorganic, physical, and biochemistry research. Faculty and students have access to modern instrumentation including GC, GC-MS, MALDI-TOF, HPLC, FPLC, CE, FT-IR, NMR, UV, ICP, and AAS. Click here for a complete description of the facilities and available instruments.


Winthrop Chemistry has excellent undergraduate research opportunities...

The department has an active, robust undergraduate research program. Engagement in research enables students to learn important lab techniques, develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, and experience the excitement of scientific discovery. Students can participate in research projects throughout the academic year or during summer months. Click here to learn more about undergraduate research at Winthrop.


Winthrop Chemistry has strong internship collaborations...

Winthrop Chemistry majors have gained valuable experience as interns working for several local companies and government organizations, including:

  • AirGas USA
  • Atotech USA
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Horry County Police Department
  • Industrial Test Systems
  • Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety
  • Pavco, Inc.
  • ShayoNano USA
  • Specialty Polymers, Inc.
  • York County Coroner’s Office

Testimonials from recent chemistry majors

Listen to recent chemistry majors explain why they chose Winthrop and what makes the department so special.