Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

The sandwich you ate, the plastic bag you carried it in, your body’s ability to break down that turkey and Swiss—chemistry is behind it all. From the periodic table to the lunch table, Lipscomb scholars consider the makeup of our everyday reality and learn how we can all live better through chemistry.

Chemistry department

Get out your lab coat, x-ray specs, and super-powered brain, because you’ll need them all for Lipscomb’s Chemistry program. By the time you graduate, you’ll know how to analyze the compounds in everything from diet soda to furniture refinisher; what spectroscopy, ionic equilibrium, and orbital symmetry are; and that your future as a groundbreaking scientist is well underway.