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Department of Chemistry

Commitment to excellence

The Department of Chemistry offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Forensic Chemistry. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to the mission of providing both a nationally competitive 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 »

Faculty Success

Professor's research group studies hydrogen bonding, geochemistry

Dr. Lynn Koplitz's undergraduate research group studies in a number of areas of physical chemistry, especially spectroscopy, with applications to materials science, environmental studies, geochemistry, and photochemistry.

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Student Success

Chemistry Student Accepted to Prestigious Ph.D. Program

Justin Romaire, (ACS Certified BS in Chemistry, 2013) will begin studies towards his Ph.D. in Chemistry at Yale University this coming fall.

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Birdwhistell Endowment

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

University Honors Program

The Honors program is open to qualified students of all majors.

Upcoming Events

Monday, November 24, 2014

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