Department of Chemistry and Physics

LeTourneau University's Department of Chemistry and Physics is where education becomes exploration. Here, it's about understanding at a fundamental level how everything around you works. It's about figuring out how to apply that knowledge to develop new and improved products, processes, and materials. It's about solving practical problems. Here, we speak opportunity, possibility, and discovery. In addition, we prepare you to establish an exceptional career in research and development.

Our degree programs offer excellence in both academic quality and interdisciplinary flexibility. Combine chemistry, biology, and criminal justice to pursue a forensic chemistry career; fuse an interest in engineering with a passion for the way things work; pursue teaching chemistry or physics at secondary or post-secondary levels, and more.

Building upon LeTourneau's rich history of hands-on learning, our students have exceptional opportunities to do in-depth chemistry and physics research at the undergraduate level in a rich learning environment.

From astrophysics and quantum mechanics, to astronomy and nanotechnology, to drug design and biofuels, you won't just read about technology in a textbook. Our lab-based learning transforms interesting concepts and theories into concrete experiments and observations.


In our department, though, it's not simply the rigorous application and challenge that translate into a successful career. We foster a sense of community, with personal interaction and collaboration among students and dedicated faculty, who are all committed Christians, believing that God is the ultimate creator and sustainer of the universe, and that studying the physical sciences is compatible with seeking a deeper knowledge of ourselves and our relation to God as the source of all truth.  So whether your future holds analyzing crime scenes or exploring quantum physics, you'll graduate prepared to not only work at the cutting edge of science, but also impact the world you're fascinated by for Christ.

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