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.
Ben Kaiser '16 and Alyssa Romano '16 will conduct science research at German universities this summer.
Elon University senior Taylor Davis traveled to Boston in March 2015 to present her research at a national biochemistry conference. The Honors Fellow received a student travel award and was recognized in the undergraduate poster competition.
The famed astrophysicist took questions from Elon University students on Thursday in a Whitley Auditorium program where he advised his audience not to “ever shortchange your curiosity for the promise of money” as they pursue their life passions.
Astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson headlined Spring Convocation on April 2, 2015, with a passionate defense of science, an analysis of what drives people to accomplish great feats, and advice to students for being lifelong learners.
Matt Bausch ’16, Aaron Neaves ’16, and David Han ’17 presented at the 59 Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society in Baltimore, Maryland, February 8-11.