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