Charged by curiosity
Whether you want to be a doctor or find solutions to climate change, the field of chemistry offers endless opportunities to better understand and serve the world around you. At FLC, you’ll have access to top-notch faculty, collaborative research projects, and more than $1 million in modern scientific instrumentation. Graduate with the skills you’ll need to further your studies or enter the workforce.
Change the world with science
You want to make the world a better place. Chemistry has the answers. But is the world ready to hear it? At FLC, you’ll learn not only how to do great science, but how to communicate that with the general public so your research can impact the world.
Our Chemistry department began a collaboration with a local organization that teaches kids about science through hands-on activities. Chemistry majors are now teaching children about the principles of chemistry, and in the process learning about communicating complex scientific concepts to an audience with no prior training in the field.
"My favorite element of the FLC Chemistry program is the hands-on experience that students gain in the laboratory. This gives FLC students a unique advantage over other graduates when starting graduate programs or going into industry."
From grant funding and project design to hands-on laboratory experience and conference presentations, our department is committed to supporting you in becoming a scientist of the highest caliber.
You will take zero courses taught by teaching assistants (TAs) or graduate students. While TAs might help out with a class, all of your classes will be taught by chemists with M.A.s or Ph.D.s, who regularly perform chemical demonstrations and keep courses interactive and based in real-world problem solving.
You have access to cutting edge instrumentation. In 2020 alone, through grants and donations, the FLC Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry gained $831,000 worth of new chemical analysis instrumentation that you will regularly use for your research.
You’ll be doing graduate-level, student-led research with faculty mentorship while chem students at larger schools are sitting in lecture halls. Our faculty are funded by nationally competitive grants and awards that pay you to conduct research in our labs. What’s more, you’ll have the chance to present your research at national conferences like the American Chemical Society Conference.
Some recent student-led research projects include:
The road ahead
The mentorship and professional experience you get before you even graduate from FLC sets you miles ahead of the competition, whether you’re heading to graduate school, or to work in a professional laboratory.
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