The department offers both a major and a minor in chemistry, a major in chemistry for teacher certification, and courses needed for those wishing to teach chemistry, physics, physical science, or general science at the public school level. The department also functions as a support and service department for required courses in biology, nursing, environmental science, and allied health programs.
Additionally the department provides pre-professional studies for students pursuing medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and medical technology.
A quality program of study is made possible through small classes, opportunity for student/professor interaction. Cooperative agreements with other departments allow expanded opportunities for research, quality analytical instrumentation, and possible student employment while at LHU.