Southeastern welcomes students back for the start of classes this week while we continue to keep all faculty, staff and students who are not yet able to make it to campus in our thoughts as the region works to recover from devastating flooding.
We attempted to reach ALL our students in recent days, but we realize communication has been difficult, if not impossible for some. If you are just now able to see this message, please contact so we can have a better understanding of your status and work with you so you can attain your educational goals.


High-Quality Faculty

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.


Chemistry and Physics

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



Top Graduates

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. 

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