Chemistry and Biochemistry

Why study chemistry or biochemistry at Samford? Chemists and biochemists like to refer to our discipline as the "central science." This expresses our view that chemistry and biochemistry overlap with almost every other branch of science. The knowledge and skill that a student of chemistry or biochemistry develops can be applied to problems from the subatomic scale to those found in the farthest reaches of the universe.

Rebekah Brooks
The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department faculty are my second family. Every one of them has contributed to fostering a research atmosphere on the third floor of Propst Hall and continues to push me to develop essential skills as a scientist. Rebekah Brooks, U.S. Goldwater Scholar, 2014

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Samford University is small enough to provide personal attention and yet large enough to provide the breadth of experience needed to qualify our graduates for positions in industry, graduate school, or professional school.


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Four From Samford Named Schweitzer Fellows

Schweitzer Fellows develop and implement service projects that address the root causes of health disparities in under-resourced communities, while also fulfilling their academic responsibilities 
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Chemistry Students Use Innovative Spectrometer Technology

Students and faculty in Samford University's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are using the innovative Spinsolve Benchtop NMR spectrometer in their research. 
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HCAS Hosts 24 for Minority Youth Science Academy

The residential summer program, launched in 2014, helps prepare outstanding minority high school students who aspire to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).