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The study of chemistry at Lewis & Clark is divided into analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, and biochemistry. Students become familiar with each area, ensuring a thorough grasp of the field.

We emphasize research as a teaching tool, so ideas explored in the classroom come to life when tested in the lab. Students are involved in research at all levels, initially assisting professors and ultimately performing studies of their own.

We also offer interdisciplinary programs in Pre-Med, Biochemistry, and Environmental Studies. Since 2005, four chemistry majors have received the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. In addition, chemistry graduates have gone on to earn National Science Foundation (NSF), Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Hertz Foundation fellowships, which are some of the nation’s highest science/engineering awards.

With accomplished faculty and award winning students, more than 20,000 square feet of classroom, laboratory, and study space, and recent funding from the NIH, the NSF, Research Corporation, the Merck Institute for Science Education, the HHMI, the Keck Foundation, and the Fairchild Foundation, our department is well-equipped for the study of chemistry in the 21st century.




October 16th, 2015

  • All Day: Resume Challenge Deadline

    The Resume Challenge is your chance to get your resume in front of employers. Resumes that meet the required criteria will be included in a book the Career Center shares with select employers and community partners. There is also a prize of $50! Submit your resume by November 20th for a chance to win.

    Link goes live on October 16th.

October 18th, 2015

  • Image preview 12:00pm: Careers for Pioneers

    Join fellow alumni to share professional, life, and education experiences and advice! Lunch will be provided.

October 27th, 2015

October 28th, 2015

November 20th, 2015

  • Image preview All Day: Resume Challenge Deadline

    The Resume Challenge is your chance to get your resume in front of employers. Submit your resume by November 20th! 

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