• <a href="/live/image/gid/63/width/650/86398__DSC0487.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image86398"> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/63/width/500/height/479/crop/1/86398__DSC0487.rev.1607381088.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/63/width/500/height/479/crop/1/86398__DSC0487.rev.1607381088.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/63/width/500/height/479/crop/1/86398__DSC0487.rev.1607381088.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 501px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/63/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86398__DSC0487.rev.1607381088.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/63/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86398__DSC0487.rev.1607381088.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/63/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86398__DSC0487.rev.1607381088.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/63/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86398__DSC0487.rev.1607381088.jpg" alt="Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry Anne Bentley leading a research lab in November 2020. " width="720" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/63/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86398__DSC0487.rev.1607381088.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/63/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86398__DSC0487.rev.1607381088.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="3067" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry Anne Bentley leading a research lab in November 2020. </div>

The Lewis & Clark chemistry faculty believe that learning to generate hypotheses, design experiments, collect data, and communicate results best prepares students for future endeavors, whether that is work in a laboratory, classroom, medical practice, or business. Thus, we are committed to providing research opportunities within the curriculum as well as outside, under the supervision of faculty mentors. The college’s location, close to Oregon Health and Science University, Nike, and Intel, facilitates collaborations, internships, and employment for chemistry majors.


  • L&C also has strong ties to the international community, and I was looking for a college on the West Coast that offered me the chance to continue learning Japanese.

    Kindra Jones BA ’19
    Chemistry | Portland, Oregon
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  • My favorite course was Ordinary Differential Equations. This class greatly tested my interdisciplinary skills and enabled me to use knowledge I had gained from all different kinds of classes at Lewis & Clark to come up with creative ways to construct, manipulate, and use models.

    Drew Blauth BA ’23
    Chemistry and Mathematics (double) | Redlands, California
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  • Lewis & Clark has layered more and more lenses for me to look at the world through.

    Morgan Bashore BA ’22
    Chemistry | Mathematics | Cathlamet, Washington
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