Make a career out of your love of chemistry and science! Earn your bachelor degree in Chemistry from Louisiana State University Shreveport, and choose from a variety of careers.
Take part in exciting coursework and a variety of research opportunities in the chemistry bachelor’s degree program at LSUS. Our program covers all areas of chemistry including organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, medicinal, instrumental chemistry and biochemistry. Graduates are prepared for careers in science, technology, engineering, entrepreneurship, and medicine.
Why LSUS’ chemistry degree program?
LSUS chemistry professors are major contributors to impactful research. They’ll invite you to work side-by-side with them on research, help you make connections with industry professionals, and prepare you to further your education or pursue a career in industry. As a chemistry major at LSUS, you’ll also get hands-on training and experience in a variety of technologies and on instrumentation, including computer-based molecular modeling, microwave chemical synthesizers, gas chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance, infrared spectroscopy, gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, and high performance liquid chromatography.
Experiential learning to prepare for real-world careers
The chemistry major at LSUS is filled with opportunities for research and discovery as early as your first year. Chemistry majors have synthesized anti-cancer compounds and developed nanophotonic sensors alongside nationally-recognized faculty. The LSUS Collaboratory also provides a hands-on research space for students pursuing degrees in chemistry, natural and physical sciences, computer science, and digital arts.
Students in the ACS-certified concentration will take courses in all of the major areas of chemistry: organic, analytical, physical, inorganic, biological, and polymer chemistry. Laboratory research under mentorship and tutelage of a chemistry professor is also required. Employers generally find that graduates possessing the ACS-certified chemistry degree are better prepared for employment, and graduate schools look more favorably upon applicants with this degree credential.
Students in the biochemical science concentration gain broad exposure to a blend of chemistry and biology. This prepares them for admission into graduate school, medical school, and health science professional schools, including pharmacy, cardiopulmonary science, medical technology, nursing, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. Students also feel prepared and enabled to pursue full-time research positions at biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, or careers in education or sales.
"The pre-medical program at LSUS is second to none; it combines the benefits of a challenging curriculum, small student-to-professor ratio, and instruction that is both professional and personal. Without a doubt, the education I have received here has fully equipped me to excel as I enter medical school this fall."Jacob McDowellB.S. in Chemistry, Biochemical Science, 2018
A chemistry degree from LSUS will prepare you to take the next step in your career – whether that’s medical school, graduate school or a full-time position. LSUS graduates can go on to work as:
Learn more about course requirements for a chemistry degree at LSUS.