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.
Meghan Peterson ’18, relying on advice and support from professors and staff in the Student Professional Development Center, was recently accepted into four of the nation’s best pharmacy schools.
Sarah Whiteside '13, now pursuing a doctorate at the University of Utah Health, is researching why some Lyme disease symptoms persist even after antibiotic treatment.
Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series brings UNC Kenan Professor Nancy Allbritton to McCrary Theatre, Monday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.
SURE student Jenny Kane '18 and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Jen Dabrowski presented their research on conversion of biorenewable resources to fine chemicals at the annual Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS) in Charlotte, N.C.
Alex Ball ’17 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a $15,000 scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments.