Learn to think creatively, solve complex problems, and analyze your findings while becoming savvy in the sciences. You’ll work closely with faculty to find the work that excites you most, then tailor your classes to guide you in that direction. Our one-credit Industrial Lab Sciences courses will give you an edge in corporate lab settings.
Have your sights set on an advanced degree? The American Chemical Society Certified Degree pathway prepares you for graduate school.
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As a chemistry major, you can focus on courses (or even declare a double major) in biochemistry & molecular biology or physics, pursue a track designed for students interested in pre-medicine or health, or combine chemistry with your interests in teaching, the humanities, arts, or social sciences. Interested students can earn a B.S. in chemistry and engineering with our Engineering 3+2 program.
Today’s Experience. Tomorrow’s Success.
Research and application are integral to the chemistry major. Be part of our Research First program for incoming first-year students, working side-by-side with faculty on real-world problems the summer before your semester starts.
You’ll take most of your classes in our state-of-the-art Neidig-Garber Science Center. Advanced instrumentation includes mass and infrared spectrometers—and you’ll learn from faculty at the top of their field.
Our one-credit Industrial Laboratory Sciences courses give students insight into the expectations of a non-academic laboratory environment, being a group member, and demonstrating a working knowledge of laboratory safety and safety documentation. Practice the use, care, preparation, calibration, and troubleshooting of essential glassware, equipment, and liquid-handling devices, along with the principles of proper documentation, producing data summaries, and performing data review.
An LVC chemistry degree will prepare you for work in fields such as genetics, organic and inorganic chemistry, neuropharmacology, and more. Or you can move straight to industry—our alums work as analysts, researchers, and scientists at companies such as Glaxo SmithKline, Nestle Purina Pet Care, Cargill, and Nissin Foods.
In Their Words
Professor of Chemistry
Director of Chemistry Engineering Track
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