“Nothing can be more certain than this: that we are just beginning to learn something of the wonders of the world on which we live and move and have our being.” – William Ramsay, 1852 to 1916
The Central Science
Chemistry is sometimes called the “central science” because it connects other sciences to each other, such as biology, physics, medicine and environmental science.
Chemistry helps you understand the world around you and is a popular field of study among students interested in medicine, pharmacology, scientific research or industry.
The chemistry department offers a chemistry major and minor and also offers a chemistry major with a concentration in Education, Medicinal Chemistry or Forensic science.
A Chemistry degree from SPU provides you with the skills to enter the workforce in industry, pharmaceutical research or numerous types of graduate programs.
Transformative Experiences (TREX) Program
The TREX program is an opportunity for students in STEM majors (Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics) to engage in a paid internship program that also counts for academic credit.
Noyce Scholarship Program
The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program “responds to the critical need for K-12 teachers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by encouraging talented STEM students and professionals to pursue teaching careers in elementary and secondary schools”.
SURGE is tailored to support the growth of STEM majors and bolster every component of the pipeline, from outreach to area high schools to opportunities that propel more graduates into STEM-related careers and advanced study.