LMU’s Chemistry major helps students understand the empirical nature of the science while gaining intellectual mastery of chemistry and developing practical experimental skills.
Majors gain hands-on experience in traditional synthetic and analytic bench chemistry, utilizing the latest methods and techniques. Students benefit from small class and laboratory sizes, daily personal contact with faculty and staff, and operation of chemical instrumentation.
Students learn a broad introduction to the field of chemistry including atomic theory, chemical nomenclature, chemical equations and reactions, thermochemistry, electrochemistry, and acid-base chemistry. Students also study biochemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and analytical chemistry. Many students take elective courses in inorganic chemistry, food chemistry, wine chemistry, forensic chemistry, and other advanced courses.
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You might be a Chemistry major if you:
- Seek a career in science
- Enjoy molecular-level design
- Enjoy experimentation
- Like working with high-tech equipment
- Want to know how and why things function