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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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Presents Academic Honors
Samford University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry presented its annual academic honors at the close of the disrupted spring 2020 semester. 
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Mentoring, Research Were Essential for Chemistry Graduates
Three outstanding chemistry and biochemistry students in the class of 2020 highlighted the importance of mentoring in a department that emphasizes faculty-led research. 
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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.