By understanding the molecular structure of life, we can reenvision what’s possible.

At Saint Mary’s, we’re devoted to training the next generation of chemists and biochemists. In our diverse, tight-knit community, you’ll gain a foundational understanding of biological systems. You’ll have numerous opportunities to make discoveries alongside our world-renowned faculty or while studying abroad. Our students have helped research everything from predatory behavior in microbes to brain injuries. With Saint Mary’s small class sizes and discussion-driven courses, you’ll receive plenty of personalized attention as you pursue your unique interests and aspirations.


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Saint Mary's undergraduate students are eligible to apply for Noyce Scholarships. 

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Need and merit-based scholarships are available to students. 

Summer Research Program


Testing the Toxicity of BPA Alternatives

In the Summer of 2020, Professor Sonya Schuh and her student researchers investigated the toxicity of BPA alternatives. Watch the video to learn more.

Student Engagement Opportunities

Discover the Science Living Learning Community, our on-campus housing exclusively for first-year STEM majors, and visit the Marie Curie STEM Center, our drop-in tutoring center that supports students in STEM courses—no appointments necessary! Or learn about Brousseau Hall, our industry-standard science facility housing the Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Environmental & Earth Science Departments.

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