In addition to professional work and graduate study in chemistry, a chemistry major can establish a foundation for careers in a number of fields: e.g., engineering, health-related fields, law and technically related businesses. Graduate and professional schools in the medical sciences require a strong background in chemistry.
Departmental Policy on Advanced Placement Credit
The following is the Chemistry Department’s policy regarding Advanced Placement (AP) credit.
- Students who earn a 4 or 5 on the AP exam in chemistry may receive one unit of credit for Chemistry 121, which will count toward the chemistry or biochemistry major or chemistry minor.
- Students who earn a 5 on the AP exam have the option to enroll directly in Chemistry 211.
- Students who earn a 4 on the AP exam must consult with chemistry faculty on the appropriate first chemistry course at Albion College.
- Students may receive one unit of credit for either a 4 or 5 on the AP exam or for successful completion of Chemistry 121, but not both.