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As shown in the tables below, students in our chemistry classes score above the national average on standardized final exams produced by the American Chemical Society.  Seniors who are chemistry majors score well above the national average on the Major Field Achievement Test (MFAT).   Historically, students enjoy a high acceptance rate to highly regarded medical schools.  Essentially all chemistry seniors who apply to graduate school are accepted.

Class Mean Percentile Scores on ACS Standardized Final Examinations and Major Fields Assessment Test (MFAT)

Course/MFAT Subsection2011-122010-112009-102008-092007-082006-072005-06

CHEM 114 General Chemistry

62666057586054

CHEM 122 College Chemistry

65676866656052

CHEM 261 Analytical Chemistry

  5867555872

CHEM 250 Organic Chemistry

86 8388867572

CHEM 315 Instrumental Analysis

50 4652708571

CHEM 326 Biochemistry II

 68  767783

CHEM 411 Physical Chemistry, Quantum

 738377787686

CHEM 411 Physical Chemistry, Thermodynamics

 517481567570

CHEM 411 Physical Chemistry, Kinetics

 475371487291

CHEM 450 Advanced Inorganic

729565747688 
MFAT Physical Chemistry 72749395>9579
MFAT Organic Chemistry 91>9589708388
MFAT Inorganic Chemistry 668895879072.5
MFAT Analytical Chemistry 729297>958893


Graduate Schools Attended by Chemistry Department Graduates

Graduation YearAreaSchool
2010ChemistryOhio State University
 Genetics and Molecular BiologyEmory University
 M.D. Ph.DIowa State
 Medical SchoolUniversity of Kansas
 Medical SchoolUniversity of Missouri
 Dental SchoolMedical College of Georgia
2009ForensicsUniversity of Alabama-Birmingham
 Medical SchoolUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
 Medical SchoolUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
 Medical SchoolUniversity of Alabama-Birmingham
 Medical SchoolUniversity of Alabama-Birmingham
 Dental SchoolUniversity of Tennessee-Memphis
 Dental SchoolUniversity of Tennessee-Memphis
2008GeneticsRice University
 Chemical EngineeringTexas A&M
 Medical SchoolUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
2007ChemistryPennsylvania State University
 ChemistryColorado State University
 ChemistryVanderbilt
 Medical SchoolUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
 Dental SchoolBaylor
2006ChemistryUniversity of Arkansas
 Medical SchoolUniversity of Texas -- Galveston
 Medical SchoolKansas City University of Medicine
2005ChemistryUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
 ToxicologyUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
 Medical SchoolUniversity of Alabama-Birmingham
 Medical SchoolUniversity of Alabama-Birmingham
 Medical SchoolOhio State University
 Medical SchoolUniversity of Cincinnati
 Dental SchoolUniversity of Tennessee -- Memphis


Acceptance Rate into Medical Schools

Chemistry/Biochemistry Graduates

1987-2010:  82.4%; (84/102)

2000-2010:  91.4%; (32/35)

2005-2010:  83.3%; (5/6)

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Graduates

2007-2010:  90%; (9/10)

Chemistry Dept.
Phone: 501-279-4459
Fax: 501-279-4706
chemistry@harding.edu