The Catholic University of America

 Our Students


 Working closely with our faculty, students in the Department of Chemistry are afforded many opportunities to develop their scientific communication and technical skills outside of the classroom.   

  • Upper-level students can also work for the department as teaching assistants, preparation technicians, and graders. Students work closely with faculty and staff in teaching related duties, providing them valuable professional training.  
  • Students are encouraged to participate in research projects at all levels of education.  This research has lead to our undergrads co-authoring scholarly papers with chemistry faculty and  presenting at local professional meetings.
  • Students are encouraged to participate in internship experiences both in the summer and as a for-credit option during the school year.  Recently our students have had internships experiences at the FBI, NIST, the Bureau of Engraving, and the University of Michigan REU.

Second to none, Washington, DC is a premier scientific community.  Surrounded by prestigious and renown institutions, such as the ACS (American Chemical Society), NIH (National Institutes of Heath), NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), AAAS ( The American Association for the Advancement of Science), AWIS (The Association for Women in Science), NIST (National Institute of Standards), NRL (National Research Laboratory), NHGRI (National Human Genome Research Institute) and SI (The Smithsonian Institute). The Catholic University campus is a thriving environment for fostering scholarship and working relationships with these extraordinary research facilities.  

Additionally, students at Catholic U. have access to additional  academic resources though the Consortium of Universities and libraries:  American University, George Washington University, Georgetown University,  Maryland University, Howard University, George Mason, Johns Hopkins,  as well as our own Theological College.    Our campus, close to Capitol Hill, also provides easy access to the  LOC (Library of Congress).