Department of Chemistry

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Department of Chemistry's Mission Statement

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Louisville pursues excellence and inclusiveness in its work to educate and serve its community through:
1.Teaching diverse undergraduate and graduate students in order to develop productive chemists and biochemists who are engaged citizens and scholars;
2.Conducting cutting edge research to advance understanding of the physical world and provide molecules, methods and models to improve the human condition;
3.Providing engaged service to the profession and expanding outreach to the local and global communities.

Chemistry Degree Information


Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Masters of Science (M.S.) (thesis option)
Masters of Science (M.S.) (non-thesis option)


Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Bachelor of Science - Biochemistry Concentration
Bachelor of Science - Business Concentration

Undergraduate Research

Cooperative Internship in Chemistry

The UofL Cooperative Internship in Chemistry (CHEM 420) is an individually arranged course combining work experience with related academic work in chemistry. Students gain valuable hands on and real job experience using the tools they have gained at UofL. In addition, it helps add experience to a student’s resume as well as aids them in finding out whether their intended career path is their best choice.

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Our Facilities

Chemistry occupies its own building with well equipped instructional laboratories consisting of top-of-the-line research equipment for UV, IR, NMR and laser spectroscopy as well as mass spectrometry and advanced computational chemistry.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Mass Spectrometry

X-Ray Crystallography

High Performance Computation Systems

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Why Study Chemistry?

Chemistry is of great importance in the disciplines of biology, geology, physics, engineering, psychology, and medicine. Knowledge of chemistry is essential in drug research, textiles, elastomers, paper, paint, food, fuel, materials, adhesives, water purification, agriculture, insecticides, forensics, environmental protection, and many other fields.

A degree in chemistry significantly expands career options and provides diverse opportunities, such as working at a pharmaceutical company, law firm, the FBI, Coast Guard, aerospace industry, or in government.


Chemistry majors have many options when applying their degrees to the job market. Their ability to think critically, be highly organized, and because they have excellent research skills, chemistry majors can find employment in a variety of fields. Below are some examples of the types of jobs that chemistry majors can obtain with a 4-year degree.

-Clinical Assistant
-Chemical Technician
-Research Analyst
-Consulting/Management Analyst
-Forensic Science Technician
-High School Teacher
-Technical Writer

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Department of Chemistry

Chemistry Building Room 138

University of Louisville

2320 South Brook Street

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Office Hours

M-F 8:00am to 12:00pm
      12:30pm to 4:00pm


tel (502) 852-6798