Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
The LMU department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers an array of paths in our curriculum, for science students to customize their education. Guided by qualified and experienced faculty who are committed to undergraduate research, students have ample opportunity for hands-on lab work.
The home of the Chemistry and Biochemistry department, the Featherston Life Sciences Building, offers top-of-the-line research-grade instrumentation in the award-winning building ranked No. 6 for Best Science Lab Facilities in 2023 by the Princeton Review.
The program is designed to prepare students for professional careers in the physical sciences, the health professions or any of the many fields which are unlocked by a degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry. By offering a diversity of experiences, including faculty-led research on top of our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, we know our students are trained to enter the workforce, or successfully complete graduate-level studies.
The Department offers B.S. degrees in Chemistry or Biochemistry, with the option to become certified by the American Chemistry Society. Explore the curriculum for each track.
Our faculty are mentors who care about the whole-person education of our students. In addition to full-time academic professors, our faculty includes researchers who frequently publish and are actively practicing in the field.
Research in the department ranges from the study of infectious viruses to air quality analysis to microplastics. Students are encouraged to participate in faculty-mentored research to gain valuable hands-on experience and help further the research.
Honors and Awards
Our students and faculty are frequently the recipients of prestigious awards from chemistry and biochemistry organizations across the nation. Take a look at the winners!
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