College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department of Chemistry

Department Information


Thank you for your interest in the chemistry program at Butler University and your visit to our website. I think Butler is a great place to study chemistry, to obtain a solid liberal education, and to spend your college years. At Butler University, we have:

  • a beautiful campus with a diverse student body studying in six different colleges, truly a university environment with many cultural and educational opportunities;
  • excellent facilities in the chemistry department (laboratories, instrumentation, and computer systems) along with a curriculum which is approved by the American Chemical Society. This allows us to offer opportunities for independent study, funded summer research, and internships;
  • a faculty dedicated to working with undergraduate students and involving them in the excitement of chemistry along with a quality student body that fuels our program (about 120 majors spread over four years);
  • chemistry majors planning to use their degrees to gain entrance into graduate schools, to prepare for professional schools (medical, dental, optometry, veterinary, etc.), to enter the teaching profession, to find employment in industry, or to mix their chemistry major with other disciplines (environmental, journalism, law, business, etc.);
  • chemistry scholarships that supplement the University Scholarship program.

Please browse our website; however, your webpage visit can only do so much. I invite you to visit campus, sit in on a few classes, and see how we work. If you have any questions or I can help with a visit, please call at (317) 940-9063 (locally) or 1 (800) 368-6852 (toll-free, ask for chemistry). I certainly hope that Butler will play a part in your future education.

Best regards,
LuAnne McNulty, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Head

Admissions Information

For further information about the Butler University Chemistry Department and for information about admissions requirements and procedures, write or telephone:

Dr. LuAnne McNulty, Chair
Department of Chemistry
Butler University
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
(317) 940-9063


Office of Admissions
Butler University
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
(317) 940-8100
(888) 940-8100