Chemists (along with their partners, biochemists and chemical engineers) develop and use the materials, medicines, foods and fuels that are the hallmarks of modern life—and they also play a key role in understanding and protecting our natural environment.
As makers, measurers, and modelers, we engage with the natural world at the atomic and molecular scale and recognize the integral role of chemistry in everyday life. Our mission in the Lawrence chemistry department is to develop within ourselves, our students, and our community a transformative engagement with chemistry.
As an American Chemical Society certified chemistry major at Lawrence, you will develop analytical techniques, problem-solving strategies and critical thinking skills necessary for success in the physical, medical or life sciences through coursework and independent research opportunities. The American Chemical Society has approved our program, finding that we provide rigorous and comprehensive training that equips scientists to tackle a broad array of challenges. Our department of six faculty is large enough to ensure that all the major areas of chemistry are well-represented, yet small enough for you to build close working relationships with faculty members.