To inquire about this program:
Dr. Stephen Everly | 423.869.6472 | [email protected]
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.
Bachelor of Science
Four Year Plans
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.
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
- 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
- Human Anatomy and Physiology I, II
The chemistry minor requires:
- General Chemistry I, II
- Organic Chemistry I, II or Physical Chemistry I, II
- Quantitative and Instrumental Analysis I or Biochemistry
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.
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.
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.