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Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Commitment to excellence

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Forensic Chemistry. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to the mission of providing both an excellent curriculum and a variety of exciting undergraduate research opportunities.


It is our mission to offer excellent instruction in all areas of chemistry to help Loyola undergraduate chemistry majors, other pre-professionals, and non-science majors learn college-level chemistry by offering a comprehensive curriculum. Find out more about our programs »



We pride ourselves on our commitment to our students and their success. We offer a number of undergraduate research opportunities » 

To help support our students in their research, please donate today to the Kurt R. Birdwhistell, Ph.D., Endowment for Undergraduate Research in Chemistry

Faculty Success

Professor's research group studies crystals of organic salts

Dr. Lynn Koplitz's undergraduate research group is currently synthesizing and characterizing crystals of pyridinium salts. Ultimately, their findings will be used in the fields of crystal engineering and supramolecular design.

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Birdwhistell Endowment

Kurt R. Birdwhistell, Ph.D. Endowment for Undergraduate Research in Chemistry

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