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What gives fireworks their color? How does a drug test work?  Chemistry is the central science behind these questions and many more.  The chemistry major focuses on the study and creation of materials, pharmaceuticals, biological systems, environmental systems, and industrial processes.  Chemistry majors receive hands on training in sophisticated instrumentation and laboratory techniques.  Students are prepared to serve in the chemical industry, pharmaceutical industry, and for medical programs through engaging laboratory experiments.  The chemistry department offers student support though a mentor-ship program, supplemental instruction, problem solving and skill building workshops, opportunities for independent research study opportunities and internships.

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San Jacinto/Menifee Valley Campus
(951) 487-MSJC (6752)/ (951) 672-MSJC (6752)
Joshua Hartman (951) 672-5758