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

News

Photo Dale Wilger, Sydney Bottcher and Lauren Hutchinson
Professor, Students Publish Journal Article
The work by chemistry professor Dale Wilger and students Sydney Bottcher and Lauren Hutchinson is the latest of many articles that underscore the importance of undergraduate research and professional mentoring at Samford. 
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American Chemical Society Grant Will Fund Research by Wilger and Students
The grant from the American Chemical Society’s Petroleum Research Fund provides funding for three years of research, most of which will be performed by students under Wilger’s guidance. 
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