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

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry features:

  • small classes
  • two new teaching laboratories
  • award-winning faculty
  • extensive instrumentation
  • undergraduate research

The department is approved by the American Chemical Society's Committee for Professional Training.  ACS-CPT approval assures a "broad-based and rigorous chemistry education that gives students intellectual, experimental and communication skills to become effective scientific professionals."