Our faculty members have won awards for excellence in teaching, research and service, produced a host of scholarly publications and held important offices in professional organizations.
Southeastern's chemistry and physics programs prepare students for careers in the industry as well as graduate studies in chemistry, engineering and physics, or for medical, pharmacy or law school.
Students in the chemistry and physics programs gain the knowledge and technical skills needed for their disciplines as well as skills in analytical thinking and problem solving. They also develop the traits of good scientists: persistence, creativity, meticulousness and self-confidence.
The chemistry program is certified by the American Chemical Society
Only department in North America to have undergraduate students perform contract work for the industry through the Student Entrepreneurs as Active Leaders (SEAL) program
Recently received $362,500 in grants to purchase a new gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer and a new nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer
Active chemistry, physics, medical and STEM student organizations
Emphasis on undergraduate student research
Almost all chemistry and physics majors participate in undergraduate research projects
Our recent graduates are now working for A123 R&D, Albemarle, American Radiation Services, British Petroleum, Covidien, Entergy Nuclear, Exxon/Mobile, Gulf Coast Analytical Laboratories, Nissan Chemicals, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Ormet Corporation, Dow Chemical, Evaluation Insights and Neil Corporation.