Department of Chemistry

With a cutting-edge laser facility for spectroscopy research, a dynamic summer research program and a tight-knit team of faculty, Concordia’s chemistry department attracts top students who go on to careers in medicine, neuroscience, pharmacy, forensic science and more. Side-by-side research experiences with faculty, on- and off-campus internships, faculty-taught labs and other hands-on opportunities at Concordia give you an edge.

The chemistry department features both a standard chemistry major and a more rigorous American Chemical Society (ACS)-certified major recommended for those preparing for graduate school or a career in industry. You may  graduate with chemistry honors, which includes active participation in an original research project. The department also offers a chemistry minor, as well as a new interdisciplinary minor in neuroscience.

The Chemistry Department at Concordia College is approved by the ACS, indicating that the department has the facilities, faculty and curriculum to provide undergraduate education in chemistry according to guidelines established by the ACS.

The chemistry department offers these majors:
•    Chemistry
•    American Chemical Society (ACS) Major in Chemistry
•    Chemistry Education for Grades 9-12
•    General Science for Grades 5-8
•    Science Area of Specialization for Elementary Education, Grades 5-8

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Eliason to study chemistry at MIT

Concordia graduate Jeff Eliason '10 will be continuing his education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. There, he will study to obtain a doctorate in chemistry, focusing on work using ultra-fast laser spectroscopy (UFLS).

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