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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

The chemistry curriculum is designed to provide a broad experience in the chemical field with laboratory experiences at all levels of instruction.

  • We are very interested in your success as a chemist. We are a small school with small class sizes, we care about all of our students, and we know everyone’s name!
  • There are 4 full time chemistry professors: 3 women and 1 guy!
  • There are many opportunities for undergraduate research projects. We have a working biochemistry lab on campus that contracts with industry. Dr. Marshall hires student workers every year, especially chemistry majors. Those working in the lab are usually working on a research project of their own; this is generally an advantage saved for graduate students at bigger schools.
  • We have an excellent lab program that provides hands on experiences that mirror the content taught in lecture and try to lead you into research projects of your own.
  • We have lab assistant jobs in the teaching labs that give excellent experience in the behind the scenes prep work for future laboratory jobs.
  • We send students out into local schools to do chemistry demonstration shows for kids.

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Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

  • This degree is excellent preparation for the student who is interested in graduate school as well as medical, dental or pharmacy professional schools. Graduates of the program are also well qualified to pursue careers in industrial and academic settings.
  • One advantage of attending a smaller university like LCU is relationships that develop between faculty and students. Our faculty write letters for students applying to graduate and professional school. We also conduct mock interviews to help prepare students during the application process. Learn more about the Office of Health Professions.
  • Another feature of this program is the undergraduate research component. Students in the program participate in research with a faculty mentor and have the opportunity to present their research at both the university and national level. Learn more about LCU Undergraduate Research.

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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with Educator Certification

Spend one extra year and become certified to teach chemistry to high school students. You will gain all the advantages of a chemistry degree, fully prepared as a chemist, but you will also have a secure career path as a high school teacher. Many graduates try to teach chemistry without training in education, but this degree will ensure that you are well trained in classroom management and effective teaching techniques. Teaching is a noble and rewarding career, but it is not easy, the College of Education at LCU has an excellent reputation for training teachers.

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