The mission of our department is to provide a program in chemistry
that offers opportunities for a quality and comprehensive learning
experience for students. We strive to accomplish this training in
fun and creative ways.
Students in our department experience:
The Department of Chemistry offers courses in all the areas of
chemistry: inorganic, physical, organic, analytical, and
biochemistry plus interdisciplinary courses involving biology,
environmental and forensic science, and psychology.
in addition to participating in one on one research experiences
during the academic school year, students also engage in summer
research programs through the Butler Summer Institute (BSI), National Science Foundation (NSF-REU), and internships with several local
chemical and pharmaceutical companies.
We believe students learn best when they actively participate in
the educational process. At Butler, students are first exposed to
discovery-based learning in the introductory laboratory courses and
become fully engaged in problem solving throughout their upper
Students get personal attention in classroom, excellent academic
advising, and open access to experts in a wide variety of chemical
fields. Ours is a department that fosters an environment where
students feel like part of the family.
From the depth of coverage in our classes to the development of
professional skills, the outcome of this training is a
well-prepared, fully equipped graduate that can compete in the 21st
century global economy. Recent graduates have gone on to world
class graduate schools, are working for major chemical and
pharmaceutical companies, and have entered into well respected
professional medical, law, and forensic programs.