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Department of Chemistry & Physics

You're curious to learn more about our world. Not only what it is made of and how it works, but how to make it work for the environment we live in today. Studying in the Department of Chemistry and Physics at Southeast Missouri State University means you can focus on forensic science, physics, medical lab science, biochemistry, and more. Whatever path you choose, you'll work alongside faculty, doing real undergraduate research in state-of-the-art laboratories before you even graduate. That means you'll have the experience it takes to be successful in competitive fields or go on to graduate school at top universities. 

Department of Chemistry and Physics News

    Southeast Alumnus Brews National, International Success with Self-Owned Brewery

    Southeast Missouri State University alumnus Cory King has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. That spirit led him to a career in the brewery industry and to create Side Project Brewing, a Maplewood, Missouri, company recently lauded as one of the best in the world., an international beer-review website, recognized Side Project as 2019’s No. [...]

    Southeast Biomedical Student Shares Research Experiences with Board of Regents

    Southeast Missouri State University senior Andrew Behrmann, told the University’s Board of Regents today that Southeast’s programs and faculty have given him the professional experiences, knowledge and leadership skills for launching his career. Behrmann, a senior biomedical sciences and chemistry double major with a minor in physics from Belleville, Illinois, said Southeast provided the undergraduate [...]

    Southeast Alumna Taking Love of Planetary Science to Next Level at MIT

    Southeast Missouri State University alumna Samantha Hasler plans to take her love of planetary science to the next level at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where she has been admitted and awarded a fully funded fellowship as a doctoral student in the Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences department beginning in fall 2020. “I wanted [...]

    Southeast Students Prospect for Dinosaur Fossils in Big Sky Country

    There was a time when Southeast Missouri State University senior Rachel Bell questioned the authenticity of dinosaurs. But after fossil prospecting last summer in the Badlands of Montana, the prehistoric reptiles became very real to this wildlife/conservation biology major. “It was a once in a lifetime opportunity,” she said as she cleaned what is believed [...]


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