The chemistry curriculum is designed to prepare students for graduate studies, professional school, teaching, or a career in industry. The program emphasizes development of analytical thinking skills, cooperative problem solving, and independent investigation of chemical principles.

The chemistry curriculum emphasizes development of analytical thinking skills, cooperative problem solving, and independent investigation of chemical principles and prepares students for initial employment as middle and high school chemistry teachers.

Career Opportunities


  • Scientific Laboratory Technician
  • Industrial Chemist
  • Surgical Technician
  • Healthcare Scientist, Clinical Biochemistry
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Toxicologist
  • Pharmacis

Chemistry, 6-12 Licensure

  • Teacher

What to Expect


  • Tutoring sessions available Monday-Thursday for a variety of courses.

Travel/Global Trips

  • Australia Biology
  • Guatemala or Honduras Medical Mission
  • Iceland
  • Costa Rice


  • Women’s Ruby
  • Cycling Club
  • Rock Climbing
  • Creation Care
  • Krav Maga, Self Defense practice


  • Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society  
  • Beta Beta Beta - Biological Science National Honor Society
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta – National Medical Honor Society
  • Hicks Scholars Program  
  • Tucker Foundation Endow Scholarship 


  • Host a regional Science Olympiad for Middle and High School students 
  • Educate the community on health needs such as obesity, nutrition, mental health, etc. 
  • Sponsor science major’s Science Nights at local elementary schools, sponsored by Lee faculty  



  • Opportunities to work in the field of biochemistry on intrinsic fluorescent tags in proteins  
  • Opportunities to investigate kinetics and thermodynamics important for environmental chemistry 
  • Use of laboratory instruments (liquid and gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, ultraviolet/visible and infrared spectroscopy) to develop general laboratory skills 
  • Research focused on the conservation and recovery of eastern hellbenders (giant salamanders) and endangered Conasauga Blue crayfish
  • Student-driven projects assessing the ability of free fatty acids (FFA's) to increase bacterial susceptibility to antibiotics 
  • Opportunities to engage in research projects focusing on ecology or animal behavior 
  • Research that uses human cell culture models to study cellular and molecular mechanisms of human disease. Current projects focus on oncogene function in human cancers.  
  • Research investigating the effects of sleep on levels of depression within science students  


Natural Science students spend most of their time in the study areas afforded in the SMC. The great room has Dunkin Donuts and is a great space for study groups. Upper-division students are provided with card key access to laboratory facilities for research and upper-division laboratory engagement.  

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