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Emily Thompson

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"Chemistry here is a challenge and an enjoyment. I actually look forward to class! The professors are extremely passionate about their students and more than willing to help you in any way possible. To me, that makes all the difference."
-- Natasha Cornelius, chemistry major

Chemistry



To inquire about this program:
Dr. Stephen Everly | 423.869.6472 | severly@LMUnet.edu

To be prepared for graduate school, professional school, or direct employment in the chemical industry, you need a thorough grounding in the major fields of modern chemistry. As a chemistry major at LMU, you'll study all the major areas of chemistry: organic, inorganic, analytical, physical, and biochemistry. Along the way, you'll get experience--both in the lab and the library as you develop your own research projects and in the real world through internships.

Degree Offered


Bachelor of Science

Four Year Plans


Chemistry- Four Year Plan
Chemistry Pre-Pharmacy/Pre-Medical- Four Year Plan

Special Features


In their final year of study, LMU students have the opportunity for internships in local industries and government agencies.

All chemistry majors plan and conduct independent research on a topic of their choice.

LMU offers chemistry majors a pre-pharmacy track, which allows students to focus on chemistry while getting the necessary foundations in biology they'll need for pharmacy school. Qualified LMU students then have priority access to University of Appalachia's School of Pharmacy.

LMU's "three plus three" program permits prospective students to start their pharmacy program at LMU and complete a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree at the University of Appalachia in an abbreviated timeframe.

Course Information


Required courses for the chemistry major include:
  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • General Chemistry I, II
  • Organic Chemistry I, II
  • Mathematical Methods in Chemistry
  • Quantitative and Instrumental Analysis I, II
  • Junior Science Seminar
  • Special topics in Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Physical Chemistry I, II
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Research in Chemistry
  • Senior Science Seminar
The pre-pharmacy track requires all of the above plus courses in:
  • General Biology I, II
  • Microbiology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I, II

Minor


The chemistry minor requires:
  • General Chemistry I, II
  • Organic Chemistry I, II or Physical Chemistry I, II
  • Quantitative and Instrumental Analysis I or Biochemistry

Career Opportunities


As a chemistry major graduating from LMU, you'll be prepared for continued study at medical, dental, pharmacy, and graduate school. You can also pursue a career as a health care professional, professional chemist, high school teacher, or industrial chemist.

Alumni Success


Along with working in various industries, LMU grads are doing advanced research in Graduate and Professional Programs at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and attending dental schools such as the University of Kentucky Dental School.

Departmental Awards


LMU chemistry majors have recently been named ACA NSF Robert Noyce Scholars by the Appalachian College Association and the National Science Foundation.

Several LMU students have won the Undergraduate Senior Award given by the East Tennessee Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) to outstanding graduating seniors.