“Learning by doing” in the laboratory is central to the experience of all Carleton Chemistry students, and proficiency in the laboratory (including laboratory safety) is a key emphasis in our departmental student learning outcomes. Students at all levels have the opportunity to interact with state-of-the-art equipment, working on individual and group projects that emphasize experimental planning, execution, and analysis in a variety of contexts. Many students extend these lab experiences by pursuing cutting-edge research at Carleton or elsewhere.

Departmental Lab Attendance Policy

Attendance in every scheduled laboratory period is mandatory. Students must make every effort to resolve potential conflicts with lab meetings through a schedule change. At the instructor’s discretion, make-up opportunities will be offered for students who are ill and for those who request accommodation well in advance due to a College-approved conflict with their normal lab session.