Welcome to the Chemistry Department

The chemistry department at LSSU offers our undergraduate students hands-on laboratory opportunities.  Students can choose to specialize in ACS-accredited Chemistry, Biochemistry, Forensic Chemistry or Chemistry-Secondary Education. Our students examine how chemistry impacts every day life while preparing students for the job market, graduate school or professional programs.

Our program highlights include:

  • Small class sizes (upper level classes typically have 6-15 students)
  • Faculty and undergraduate research, supporting several research students each year and summer
  • Modern instrumentation and facilities, rivaling larger institutions in the region
  • Close faculty-student interactions

Our Mission and Vision

The school of Physical Sciences is comprised of the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences and the Department of Geology andPhysics.  The School prepares physical and environmental scientists to address regional, state, national, and global problems.  This is accomplished as we:

  • provide students with a sound foundation in the fundamentals of their selected scientific discipline
  • provide students with up-to-date research knowledge in their scientific discipline
  • provide students with opportunities to demonstrate growth and achievement in their selected scientific discipline

Department News

Senior Seminar Presentations Set for April 14

Senior Research Presentations

Senior students in CHEM/EVRN 499 have been hard at work doing research in the lab and in the field. They will be presenting the results of their projects at a University-wide poster session at the Taffy-Abel Arena on Friday, April 14 from 3:30 pm-5 pm.

Senior students will also be presenting their research orally in Crawford Hall on Saturday, April 22 at 9:00am-12:00 pm.
Both sessions are open to the public. Undergraduates are welcome and encouraged to attend.


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