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.

Sydney Bottcher
“I have had the opportunity to work as both a tutor and teaching assistant during my time at Samford, and I love sharing my passion for chemistry with others. As a professor, I hope to inspire the next generation of chemists as the faculty in Samford's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry have inspired me.”Sydney Bottcher, Goldwater Scholar, 2021

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