Samford University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers the education, personal attention and mentoring our students require for careers in “the central science.”

Faculty-led research with student collaborators is the distinctive focus of our program and the distinguishing feature of our highly competitive graduates. This immersive, one-on-one experience creates opportunities for professional networking and publication in peer-reviewed journals, and helps open the doors to graduate education and careers as researchers, physicians, dentists, pharmaceutical representatives, educators, pharmacists and lawyers.

Learn more about the chemistry and biochemistry research program.

Current students interested in performing research in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry should fill out the research application form and return it to the departmental office.

Rebekah Brooks
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 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


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Professor, Alumni Publish Chemistry Research
Professor Brian W. Gregory and former student researchers Robert E. Lee and Nils Wendland published the article with collaborator Milan Milosevic in the journal Applied Spectroscopy. 
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Faculty Develop New Courses on Science and Religion, Responses to Suffering
Faculty in Samford’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences are developing new courses to address key issues at the intersection of faith and higher education, with help from the university’s William E. and Wylodine H. Hull Fund for Christian Scholarship. 
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Students Combine Classics, Chemistry to Create Unique Career Paths
Samford University seniors Abigail Rodgers and Jewel Trail combined interests in the humanities and natural sciences to create custom career paths. Watch the video to learn how their chemistry research for the Shikhin archaeological project is preparing them for graduate school in medicine and museum studies!