Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Pre-Engineering | Louisiana College

Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Pre-Engineering

The Department of Chemistry offers degrees in Chemistry or Chemistry Education that are designed to help students competitively enter the job market as chemists or teachers or to continue their education in graduate and/or professional programs.  Many students choose to attend Louisiana College and study Chemistry because of the tradition of success that our graduates have in applying to Medical or Pharmacy school.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry requires majors to gain hands-on experience in the LC labs and to complete either a research project or an internship in chemistry as part of the degree requirements.  The goal of chemistry coursework is to equip students with an awareness of modern chemical technology while training them in the essential disciplines of the field.

Pre-Engineering

Louisiana College’s 3+2 partnership with Louisiana Tech offers students a unique opportunity to study engineering in a Christian liberal arts setting. Students will first complete a degree at Louisiana College in as quickly as 3 years in either Mathematics or Chemistry while also taking preparatory engineering courses. After graduation, they will be equipped to complete a subsequent degree at Louisiana Tech in the engineering discipline of their choice in as little as 2 more years.

The engineering courses offered at LC, which have been developed in collaboration with La Tech, include Engineering Problem Solving, Circuits, Engineering Materials, Statics, and Thermodynamics. Qualified applicants will have strong math and science skills and should have a Math ACT score of 24 or greater.