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.
Our students in chemistry and biochemistry are sought after within the chemical and biochemical industries in the region because at Lakeland you will be involved, engaged and invested. You won’t sit in a large auditorium robotically taking notes while a professor lectures through a microphone. Our faculty gets to know our students personally and help connect them to our industry leaders through our innovative Cooperative Education program.
Our program offers hands-on experiences with state-of-the-art equipment found in most chemistry departments. The difference is that you will learn to design, run, and troubleshoot your experiment, not a teaching assistant. Our facilities will prepare you to be a leader in your graduate program or your place of employment after you graduate.
Majoring in chemistry and biochemistry opens up numerous career doors. A degree from Lakeland will prepare you for medical school or pharmacy school because your courses will meet the prerequisites for professional school acceptance. In addition, we currently have multiple students working toward their Ph.D. in graduate schools around the state and country.
If you’d prefer
to go directly into the workforce, there are
plentiful cooperative education opportunities with local companies.
Your Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry degree will
make you an exceptionally attractive candidate for entry-level
positions involving chemistry. Not only will you have an opportunity
to get your foot in the door of national and multinational chemical
companies, you can earn a much better wage than typical work study
students in any college while you are in school!
"By the time Chemistry students complete the program, they've all had [the opportunity to complete] 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's Cooperative Education program will provide chemistry and biochemistry students with 12-18 months of full-time work experience, academic credit for their work, and a combination of scholarships and wages that will significantly reduce or eliminate post-graduation tuition debt.