Chemistry & Art in Italy

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Begin your study of chemistry and art in Venice. Explore famous sites including St. Mark’s Basilica, renowned for its gold mosaics and colored marble. Discover Venetian history and art at the Doge’s Palace and Correr Museum. Study glass blowing on the lagoon island of Murano. Continue to Bologna, where you’ll visit Ravenna, famous for mosaics from the Roman, Byzantine, and Medieval eras. In Florence, experience the art collection of the Uffizi Museums, and Galleria dell’Accademia museum, including Michelangelo’s David and more. Visit world renowned conservation labs to learn about art restoration. Finish your travels in Rome, where you’ll visit the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, the Vatican, Capitoline Museums, hike Mt. Vesuvius and end with the Pompeii excavation.

Courses offered:

4-credits in total including spring course and travel component

Spring Courses:

  • CHEM 105/105L Chemistry of Art Lecture/Lab (fulfills GCC lab requirement)


  • CHEM 442/442L Special Topics: Chemistry of Art (Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry and/or instructor approval)

Summer Travel Component:

  • CHEM 106: Chemistry of Art Abroad

The course presents concepts of chemistry within the context of art. Class will involve both lecture and hands-on creation of art. At the end of the semester, students will travel to Italy.

Faculty directors:

  • Dr. Sarah Goforth

Approximate Cost: $4,600- $5,150

Includes flight, ground transportation, housing, excursions and some meals.

CHEM 105/CHEM 442 are on-campus courses in 2020 Spring . Tuition for these will be included in the Spring semester.

CHEM106 is a summer course. Tuition for this will be charged in the summer.

You can apply for financial aid!

Request an appointment with the Office of Study Abroad to receive the paperwork you need before you talk with the Financial Aid Office.

Email for an appointment.