As a Butler Chemistry major, you can take courses in all areas of chemistry. You will learn about:
- The role chemistry plays in the synthesis of drugs and other molecules
- What it tells us about the processes occurring in living creatures
- Ways to measure water quality
- How chemistry interacts with biology, environmental science, psychology and other disciplines
- And much more
You’ll receive personal attention in classrooms and labs, excellent academic advising, and open access to experts in a wide variety of chemical fields. Our recent graduates have gone on to world-class graduate schools, work for major chemical and pharmaceutical companies, and have entered into medicine and law.
At Butler, you’ll have opportunities to work one-on-one with faculty researchers on projects ranging from enzyme interaction to art preservation. You can present your findings at Butler’s annual Undergraduate Research Conference as well as national conferences, or conduct in-depth research during Butler Summer Institute.
What role does chemistry play in Italy's wine and cheese industry? Our students will see first-hand as they travel abroad during a new summer course with topics such as Chemistry and Food or Sustainability. Chemistry majors have also studied in such places as Australia, Taiwan, and Germany—some with Seitz Award support.