The Lourdes University Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences offers a minor in chemistry. The chemistry curriculum can strengthen the scientific skills and foundation of pre-professional concentrations including those pursuing careers in dentistry, medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant and veterinary science. It also lays the foundation for students pursuing careers in environmental science, biological sciences, health sciences, forensic science, pharmaceuticals and engineering.
Courses in chemistry and the physical sciences engage students in a dynamic, challenging and integrated study of chemical and physical principles necessary to develop scientific literacy and critical thinking skills. Through a variety of supportive learning modes, students develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that enable them to become successful professionals and scientifically responsible citizens.
Chemistry as a pure science explores the nature and transformation of matter. As an applied science, it seeks to provide society with the knowledge and tools to tackle pressing social problems. Knowledge of chemistry aids students in understanding the technological society in which we live.