Department of chemistry

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Department of Chemistry

The Chemistry major, combined with study in other areas, can lead to careers in business, health professions and law. Our graduates have become physicians, dentists, pharmacists and lawyers.


Why Chemistry?

Chemistry is often called the central science and the heartbeat of many other fields.

You can follow many career paths with a degree in chemistry. As a Chemistry major, you can obtain meaningful, professional employment in research laboratories and industrial laboratories on a bachelor’s-degree level.

Our Chemistry major also prepares you for graduate work at other institutions leading to master’s or doctoral degrees in chemistry or related fields.

Read more about about our Chemistry major below, and read more about our Pre-Medical program by following the link on the right. Then contact us so we can talk about your future at Houston Baptist University.


Why Us?

The Department of Chemistry at HBU offers a major and a minor in Chemistry with strong foundations in both theory and laboratory practice. Our academics are excellent.

All of our faculty have PhD degrees and have chosen to work at Houston Baptist University because of their love of teaching undergraduates.

Our size is an advantage. Our lecture classes are smaller than at most universities. Our labs are taught by regular faculty members rather than by graduate students. We actually get to see and interact with each other every day. This makes for an excellent learning environment where you develop lasting bonds with your peers and teachers.

Undergraduate research experiences outside of normal courses are available with faculty mentors, and have been financially supported by the Robert A. Welch Foundation for over 25 years.

We have an internship program to help you gain industrial work experience before graduating from HBU.

Our students founded an American Chemical Society (ACS) Student Affiliate Chapter, and have received several awards from national ACS for their chapter activities, which include volunteering, peer tutoring, speakers and social events.

Like our HBU Chemistry Facebook page for interesting posts like Element of the Day Videos, Chemistry Jokes, History of Chemistry Highlights, Chemistry News, Molecule of the Week, and more.

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