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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.

Department News

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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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    Willis Weigand, associate professor and director of general chemistry labs, was profiled by the American Chemical Society as part of its series on “Chemists in the Real World.” Read the profile here.
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    Patrick Flanigan, sees himself as a mad scientist and considering his biochemistry major, as well as all he was involved in at Southwestern, one can see why. Patrick was an undergraduate researcher and chemistry tutor, a resident assistant, captain of the swim team, a healthcare volunteer, and a lifeguard.

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