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Chemistry

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Chemists solve problems, create new products, and appreciate the mysteries of life, through chemistry.

Our comprehensive curriculum encompasses five key areas of chemistry – organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, and biochemistry – as well as mathematics and physics.

Top Reasons to choose Chemistry at florida southern college

American Chemical Society

ACS-approved programs offer a broad-based and rigorous chemistry education that gives chemistry students intellectual, experimental, and communication skills to become effective scientific professionals.

Original Research

During your collaborative chemistry research with chemistry faculty, you have the opportunity to publish, and present your own original chemistry research at regional and national conferences.

Graduate Acceptance

Our chemistry graduates are accepted into the nation’s top medical, dental, and veterinary schools such as, Duke, University of Miami, University of Pennsylvania, and Auburn.

State-of-the-Art Instrumentation

Our research labs grant you a hands-on experience using the latest state-of-the-art instrumentation.

Connected

Our chemistry students have conducted research at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stanford’s Summer Research Program in the Biomedical Sciences.

See What the World is Made Of

In CHE 2231 Organic Chemistry, you’ll study structure, functional groups, chemical reactions, mechanisms, and more of carbon compound. In order to better explore the material, you’ll draw, visualize and describe molecular features, interactions of organic compounds and applications of kinetics and thermodynamics.

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Learn more about Chemistry at the Virtual Day on Campus

Hear from college leadership, faculty, and staff as you learn more about life and learning at Florida Southern College. Academic showcases spanning the breadth of the college's academic offerings will provide you with opportunities to learn more about the Chemistry program.

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Featured Chemistry Faculty

Dr. An-Phong Le
- Chemistry Department Chair

I challenge students to build their own connections between the very small (molecular and nanoscale principles) and the very large (macroscopic phenomena) through active hands-on and brains-on experiences that bridge the chemistry classroom and the chemistry laboratory. These connections extend from our chemistry coursework to the diverse topics and fields that fascinate our students, and it is these interconnections that will lead to breakthroughs, both big and small, that will continue to change and improve the world.

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Internship Opportunities

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Clubs and More

The Chemistry department sponsors a chapter of Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society, which has received national recognition for their activities and outreach to the local community. We also host a chapter of Gamma Sigma Epsilon, the national honor society for chemistry.

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Program Information

First-Years

All freshman applicants to Florida Southern College’s full-time degree programs must submit the following information:

Transfers

Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.

If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:

  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores

In the News

There is always something interesting happening at Florida Southern.

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FSC Student Receives Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

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Chemistry Program Contact

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Office of Admissions

Admissions Counselors
863.680.4131

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Dr. An-Phong Le

Chair of Chemistry
863.680.4132

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