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Chemistry

Known as the Central Science, Chemistry is the study of the structure, properties, composition and changes of matter. Because an understanding of matter’s fundamental properties is useful in so many different applications, chemical principles are helpful in fields such as Biology, Geology, Medicine & Pharmacology, Engineering, & Material Science.

Typically Chemistry majors specialize in one of four major areas: Physical, Organic, Inorganic, or Analytical. They may also specialize in “hybrid” fields such as Biochemistry, Material Science, Geochemistry, or Pre-Med / Pre-Pharmacy. 

We strive to provide students with the knowledge to pursue not only a degree in chemistry, but also other technical fields, and to satisfy general degree requirements. 

 

Chemistry in the Classroom Chemistry in the Community Chemistry in the Lab

 

Glen Richardson Memorial Scholarship

WOLFE SCHOLARSHIP


Contact Dr. Margaret Wade, Dean of Math and Science at mwade@midland.edu or (432) 685-4615, for more information.

To apply for any MC Scholarship through AcademicWorks:

1. APPLY at https://midland.academicworks.com
2. Confirm the link sent to your email and complete application
3. Check your MC student email for notifications of award
4. Accept award & write your electronic thank you letter to the donor

*Already receiving a scholarship? Don't forget to update your application each semester! You will receive an email when it is time to do so.

MIDLAND COLLEGE/SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY PROGRAM

Want to earn a Bachelor degree while staying right here at MC?

The Sul Ross @ MC Distance Program allows students to complete 11 different Baccalaureate degrees from Sul Ross State University while staying on the Midland College campus. Transfer up to 90 hours of lower level coursework directly into your selected degree plan. Advanced courses are presented via interactive televised lectures or web-based classes given by Sul Ross faculty, with labs being taught by Midland College faculty. 

MC/SRSU Program


Transfer

Midland College has articulation agreements with a variety of schools and programs to assist our students with transferring to a university. Our curriculum maps, located in the catalog, provide a guided path for general transfer to our top five receiving institutions; however, your Pathways Advisor can assist you with a personalized plan for your specific transfer based on university and program. It is strongly recommended and encouraged that you contact your Pathways Advisor for assistance with course selection if you plan to transfer.

 
Texas University's with excellent Chemistry Programs: 

A fresh graduate from college with a Bachelor's in Chemistry Degree can earn $37,612 working in a state government as a researcher, which is equivalent to $19.59/hour!

Chemistry graduates can find job opportunities in all job sectors such as industry, academia, government, & entrepreneurship.

Applied Areas of Chemistry

  • Agriculture & Food
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Forensics
  • Paint, Pigments, and Coatings
  • Astrochemistry
  • Cheminformatics
  • Geochemistry
  • Nanochemistry
  • Personal Care
  • Biotechnology
  • Crystallography
  • Materials
  • Nuclear
  • Textiles
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Dyes, Pigments and Inks
  • Medicinal
  • Oil and Petroleum
  • Water & Environmental Testing

First Friday Seminars

Organized by Dr. Tom Ready, the First Friday Seminars are a monthly event covering original research on a broad range of topics in science and mathematics. They are conducted at noon on the first Friday of every month. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend.


MC Chemistry Club

The Midland College Chemistry Club is a nationally recognized student chapter affiliated with the American Chemical Society (ACS). Meetings are conducted on a bi-weekly basis and include “Mini-Friday” seminars, advanced topics presented by faculty and student members alike. Students of all majors are welcome to meetings and events. For more information, contact Dr. Pat Kesavan at (432) 685-6738 or pkesavan@midland.edu.


MC Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research projects are conducted by faculty and students within the Chemistry Department in a variety of areas such as: Water quality determination of local water, synthesis of nano-particles, cathode materials for Li-rechargeable batteries, degradation of coral reefs off the coast of Honduras, antibiotic resistance to triclosan, synthesis of aerogels, and synthesis of new antibiotic drugs.


MIDLAND COLLEGE/SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY PROGRAM

Want to earn a Bachelor degree while staying right here at MC?

The Sul Ross @ MC Distance Program allows students to complete 11 different Baccalaureate degrees from Sul Ross State University while staying on the Midland College campus. Transfer up to 90 hours of lower level coursework directly into your selected degree plan. Advanced courses are presented via interactive televised lectures or web-based classes given by Sul Ross faculty, with labs being taught by Midland College faculty. 

MC/SRSU Program


PRIMARY CARE PATHWAY PROGRAM

Together with the University of North Texas (UNT), MC offers a plan where you can complete medical school in a seven-year, “2+1+4” plan, finishing your training a year before your peers.

University Connections - UNT

Visit the course catalog for the most complete and up-to-date information.

Chemistry Faculty

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john anderson
Department Chair, Associate Professor
Chemistry
Fox Science Building, Room 202
(432) 685-6737
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pat kesavan
Professor
Chemistry
Fox Science Building, Room 204
(432) 685-6738
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jim pritchard
Lab Instructor/Coordinator
Chemistry
Fox Science Building, Room 205
(432) 685-6739

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Thank you for choosing Midland College! If you are here to collect a few credits, take courses to transfer, or here to start a new career, we welcome you.

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