Chemistry at Lakeland University

A One-of-a-Kind Experience

At Lakeland University, learning Chemistry means living Chemistry. Once you dive into our interactive program, you'll quickly realize that here, you are one of a kind — not one of many. "I know every one of my students personally," says Brian Frink, Lakeland University's award-winning Professor of Chemistry and Physics. "If you want that kind of attention so you can become the best chemist you want to be, then I would say you need to come to Lakeland."

Small Classes, Great Benefits

Involved, Engaged, and Invested

Yes, when it comes to student-professor interaction, you might say our "chemistry" is strong. At Lakeland University, you won't sit in a large auditorium with a couple hundred of your peers, robotically taking notes while a professor lectures through a microphone.

At Lakeland, you'll be involved, engaged, and invested. The goal is to help you understand Chemistry rather than just memorize or survive it!

Lakeland University's Chemistry carries out successful research projects

That's the really great thing about Lakeland's Chemistry program. Students are encouraged and expected to apply what they learn in a very real-world way. All of our graduates successfully carry out research projects they design in the first semester of their senior year.

Chemistry program at Lakeland University focuses on relevant research projects

Relevant Research & Projects

Develop Leadership Skills

"By the time Chemistry students complete the program, they've all had a mini-research project," Frink says proudly. "They can talk to prospective employers about that, or bring it up while interviewing for graduate programs or pre-professional programs. They can discuss the troubles they had and how they solved them. It's everything an employer or graduate school would want in a student."

Lakeland University takes an interactive approach to their chemistry program

Interactive Approach

Valuable Skills

Through Lakeland's interactive approach, Chemistry students are taught all of the fundamentals and core principles so vital to this discipline. Our students:

  • Understand and work with the central concepts of chemical reactions, including the thermodynamics, kinetics, syntheses, and mechanisms that produce those reactions
  • Formulate and solve problems by applying the scientific method, particularly within a laboratory setting
  • Effectively communicate scientific knowledge to varied audiences through multiple methods (e.g. writing as if for scientific journals, formal and informal presentations)
  • Perform lab practices safely and professionally, employing up-to-date computer and instrumentation technology
  • Work effectively as part of a team or on independent projects
Lakeland University helps Chemistry find internships and work experience

Experiential Education

In-Demand Positions

Lakeland's Cooperative Education program will provide Chemistry students with 12-18 months of full-time work experience and academic credit for their work. A combination of scholarships and wages will help significantly reduce or eliminate post-graduation debt.

Experiential Education

Ready to join our immersive Chemistry program? Contact Lakeland University now.