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Chemistry + Biochemistry

Southwestern chemistry students gain a strong foundation in the chemical sciences with a focus on an authentic research experience.

Southwestern University’s Chemistry & Biochemistry Department provides a variety of educational experiences for students interested in studying chemistry within a liberal arts environment. Our accomplished faculty and well-equipped teaching and research laboratories allow us to successfully prepare students for placement into top-tier graduate and medical schools.

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    Are you thinking about taking chemistry? Click here to get information about General Chemistry for new students. Find out when to take chemistry and which course to take.  We look forward to seeing you in the fall.
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    H. Reginald “Reg” McDaniel ’58, graduated with honors from Southwestern with a double major in chemistry and biology, and completed medical school at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He has since spent 30 years practicing anatomical and clinical pathology, including positions as the Director of Pathology & Laboratories and Director of Medical Education at Dallas-Ft Worth Medical Center. He has also been on the clinical faculty as an instructor at Southwestern Medical School since 1966.
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    2001 graduate Megan Bourg Sassin will be honored at the American Chemical Society meeting in March

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