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Chemistry at Clemson: Fast Facts

      • Chemistry has been taught at Clemson since the institution was founded in 1889.
      • The first degrees in chemistry were conferred in 1912.
      • The Master of Science degree in chemistry was first offered in 1943.
      • The first woman to earn a degree from Clemson (in 1957), Margaret Marie Snider, was a chemistry major.
      • In 1959, chemistry became one of Clemson's first Ph.D. programs.
      • Today, more than 3,500 students enroll in chemistry each year. The Department of Chemistry is one of Clemson’s largest.
      • Clemson’s chemistry graduates are employed in education, government and industry.