Within the Department of Physical Sciences, you’ll find five distinct programs. Each builds a solid foundation in the sciences complemented by a variety of liberal arts courses, providing a well-rounded education.

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B.S.
Undergraduate

As a chemistry major, you’ll have the flexibility to pursue your professional interests by studying the fundamental principles of analytical, inorganic, organic, biochemistry and physical chemistry, as well as mathematics and physics. You’ll take these skills into laboratories, where you’ll research and analyze the many properties and behavior of matter. An honors program is also available.

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B.S.
Undergraduate | Certificate

The Chemistry Education, Secondary Certification major is designed for those who want to teach chemistry rather than work in a laboratory. Students engage with two different types of practitioners (scientists and experienced teachers) over the course of their education, which builds on a comprehensive chemistry education with classroom management, national science teaching standards, and educational technology.

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B.S.
Undergraduate

The forensic science emphasis supplements a chemistry education with a focus on crime lab applications. Students develop an understanding of how evidence collection and analysis can lead to conclusions about past actions. Graduates will be prepared to seek jobs with local, state, and federal criminalistics labs, as well as with museums and non-profit organizations.

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B.S. | Dual Degree
Undergraduate

In this unique, five-year program offered in cooperation with Clemson University, you’ll spend the first three years of your college career at Lander majoring in chemistry, with the remaining two years studying chemical engineering at Clemson. At the end of the program, you’ll have two very marketable Bachelor of Science degrees – one in chemistry from Lander and one in chemical engineering from Clemson.

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B.S.
Undergraduate

Among the greatest challenges humans face many are local, regional and global environmental problems, including pollution, soil erosion, deforestation, habitat destruction, species extinction, resource depletion, waste treatment and disposal, or climate change. Our environmental science majors are educated and trained to help address problems such as these, and many others.

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Pre-Professional
  • Pre-Dental Medicine
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Optometry
Minor
Undergraduate
  • Chemistry 
  • Environmental Science
  • Forensic Science