The Department of Chemistry offers courses of study leading to either a Bachelor of Science degree, a Bachelor of Arts degree or a minor in Chemistry. Students satisfying the requirements of the Bachelor of Science degree will be certified by the American Chemical Society.
Students who major in chemistry are qualified for many pursuits. They may choose to work in chemical industry; continue advanced studies in chemistry; take professional training in medicine, dentistry or other health-related fields; prepare to teach at the secondary level; or pursue opportunities in related fields such as environmental science, forensics, business and industry.
Elon's chemistry program provides the opportunity for students to engage with faculty in undergraduate research and to gain direct experience with new instrumentation using today's state-of-the-art technology. The results of this research are presented at local, regional and national scientific meetings.
Another key feature of the program is the introduction and use of instrumentation in the first-year general chemistry sequence and its continued emphasis throughout the chemistry curriculum. Student participation in assisting in laboratory instruction is strongly advised and supported.
Elon President Leo M. Lambert presented the medallion to five retired faculty and staff members for their meritorious service to the university during an event marking the start of a new academic year. The university also recognized four endowed professorships and two longtime professors were named Distinguished University Professors.
Kathy Matera, a professor of chemistry, will spend the next two years as the Japheth E. Rawls Professor for Undergraduate Research in Science.
A manuscript coauthored by Jen Dabrowski, assistant professor of chemistry, on conversion of sugars was featured as an Organic Chemistry Highlight on Organic Chemistry Portal.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Justin Clar has published a research article on the absorption of surfactant molecules to single-wall carbon nanotubes.
The chemistry department hosted its annual picnic and awards ceremony on Monday, May 8, and recognized outstanding achievements and academic excellence.