Biochemistry Major, B.A.
The biochemistry major is a broadly based program built upon a
foundation of chemistry and biology strengthened by study of physics
and mathematics. Central to this coursework is experience with modern
instrumentation and techniques. This major, combined with Hood’s Core
Curriculum, provides students with the educational background that will
allow them to pursue post-baccalaureate studies in chemistry, biology,
biochemistry or the health professions. It also prepares them for
employment in a wide variety of careers ranging from biotechnology to
business. Most students take advantage of internship opportunities
available at many biomedical and biotechnology laboratories in the
Frederick-Baltimore-Washington, D.C., area.
Chemistry Major, B.A.
The chemistry major combines study in the discipline with a broadly
based liberal arts education. Students gain valuable experience with
modern instrumentation and the methods of scientific investigation
through their coursework. The department focuses specifically on
providing extensive laboratory experience to all students, to
complement a thorough grounding in chemical theory. Class projects and
presentations develop the students’ ability to speak clearly and write
cogently on scientific topics. Advanced students are encouraged to
conduct independent projects and to participate in the wide variety of
internship positions available
at professional laboratories in Frederick and in the
Baltimore-Washington, D.C., technology corridors.
Environmental Science and Policy Major, B.A.
Students in this program complete a common core of courses in environmental studies, the natural sciences, the social sciences and mathematics. These courses also fulfill the Hood College Core Curriculum requirements for a foundations course in mathematics/computation; for the scientific thought courses in the Methods of Inquiry section; and for a course in social and behavioral analysis in the Methods of Inquiry section.
The minor in chemistry provides a broad introduction to the field by
combining a core of chemistry courses with additional study in
electives of the student’s choice. A total of 24 credits in chemistry
Environmental Studies Minor
The minor in environmental studies provides students with the
intellectual tools necessary to analyze a broad array of complex
environmental problems. It is an interdisciplinary minor offered
jointly by the departments of biology and political science.
The minor in physics offers a coherent introduction to the topics of
physics. Selection of the physics minor should benefit the following: