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.
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.
Faculty/student research collaborations provide Samford students with access to cutting-edge discoveries. Personally trained by a faculty mentor in the skills, techniques and instrumentation necessary to understand specific chemical systems, students go beyond the classroom and provide critical contributions toward peer-reviewed publications, strengthening our students' ability to attain their professional goals. 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.