A chemistry or biochemistry major at William Jewell will tell you that, in addition to great classroom learning facilitated by of some of the best professors in the field, hands-on experiences using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques gives Jewell students a real advantage over their peers at many other schools. The chemistry faculty pride themselves on guiding students through the learning process. Integrating the lab and lecture material strengthens overall learning and provides a synthesizing experience for students. Students are encouraged to explore fully the depths of research.

Degree programs offered:

  • Bachelor of Arts:
    – Chemistry
    – Biochemistry
  • Minor in Chemistry


Chemistry students are prepared to be thoughtful, curious, and driven individuals. Students gain valuable experiences and feedback through working on collaborative research projects with faculty members and other students. The rigorous curriculum prepares students for a wide variety of career opportunities including: Graduate Studies, Secondary Education Teaching, Medicine, Research, and Business. Some unique aspects of the chemistry department include:

  • Five student research labs in which chemistry and biochemistry students work in teams led by faculty mentors;
  • State-of-the-art instrumentation including spectrometers (NMR, FTIR, UV/Vis, AAS), chromatographs (GC/FID, GC/MS), flow cytometry, and computer modeling workstations;
  • Classrooms that are designed for small classes and close interaction between students and faculty; and
  • A large lecture hall, which is used for presentations both by visiting scientists and by upperclass students presenting their research.

Are you ready to get your hands dirty in the lab? Drop us an email, schedule a visit, read the course catalog or call us toll free (1-888-2-JEWELL).