Studying Off Campus
The advantage of studying chemistry at a liberal arts institution like Augustana is that we want you to be a well-rounded student. While other chemistry departments might discourage study abroad because the chemistry curriculum in other countries is so different from the curriculum in the United States, we work hard to make it happen if you want to take advantage of Augustana’s study abroad opportunities. For those who don’t want to be away for an entire semester, there are interim, summer and spring break opportunities for travel.
We, as always, strive to have a strong, positive mentoring experience for all of our chemistry majors that include exciting research and internship experiences along with personalized advanced classes. Closer to home, many of our students take advantage of pre-professional internships in the health care industry around Sioux Falls by shadowing physicians, dentists, or pharmacists.
Internships in Forensic Chemistry at the Washington State Crime Lab (Spokane, Wash.) and alternative fuels at POET Research are popular options. And there are many exciting opportunities to work with biomedical researchers at both Sanford and Avera.
Also, our award-winning student affiliate of the American Chemical Society engages in active outreach to the community, visiting middle schools to discuss environmentally friendly chemistry, conducting fun experiments, and more.