Welcome to the Chemistry Department!

Are you interested in research, forensic science, developing new medicines, pursuing a career in health care, designing new materials for alternative energy technologies, studying the environment, or designing new sensors? A degree in chemistry will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue those career paths.

There are many reasons why studying chemistry at PLU is a great choice. The Department of Chemistry has an outstanding curriculum, excellent faculty who teach using inclusive pedagogy, and has been approved by the American Chemical Society to offer certified degrees for over 50 years. Chemistry students at PLU get hands-on experience using research-grade instrumentation in laboratory courses and when doing research with faculty. Our faculty and staff will be happy to help if you need more information about the department or PLU.

Recent Career Opportunities in Chemistry

Alumni Profiles

Hear the stories of studying chemistry at PLU from the perspective of our alum and learn about the wide diversity of alumni experiences post graduation.

Coming soon!

Discover what it's like to participate in undergraduate research with the Department of Chemistry!

Student Awards

See all of the chemistry award recipients over the years, beginning with the year 2000!