1. Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  2. Chemistry

Chemistry| Major

Engage in an Enriching Liberal arts Education While Gaining the Discipline-Based Knowledge for Chemistry Careers

This individualized major offers creative and self-motivated students to develop a broad and deep working knowledge of chemistry. At Lake Erie College, we have a small academic setting and students in this program develop a closer academic relationship with their fellow students and faculty, which allows mentoring throughout your 3 or 4-year track.

Careers in Chemistry

Chemistry provides foundational training in preparing for industry or academic endeavors. Students planning a career in chemistry should meet with their academic advisor and mentors upon matriculating at Lake Erie College. Students pursuing postgraduate training, such as medicine, veterinary science or dentistry will find undergraduate physical sciences rewarding because of the rigorous quantitative and qualitative training.

A common misconception many students believe is that one must have a biology degree to be considered for medical school. A Chemistry Major from Lake Erie College is an excellent option to consider since most medical schools require a strong background in biochemistry.

Having taken organic chemistry and biochemistry will ensure a smooth transition into the rigors of medical school. Students pursuing chemistry Master’s or Ph.D. programs after graduation will find our program at LEC to provide the necessary cognitive tools to approach today’s physical science challenges. With our hands-on approach to learning, students will begin to bridge their content knowledge, use critical thinking skills to logical solve problems and to then express their findings by communicating to mentors and peers. The LEC chemistry program affords the student to be competitive for industrial chemistry, such as Lubrizol, Sherwin-Willaims, and Henkel to name a few by building up a student’s analytical and technical skills.

Pre-Medical Concentration 

Admission requirements vary among graduate schools. Thus, while the Lake Erie College Chemistry and Chemistry Pre-Medical tracks meet most program admissions requirements, it does not guarantee admission into a program. Consultation with admissions representatives from the school or schools of choice early during your undergraduate tenure is highly recommended.

Chemistry Laboratory Equipment

For hands-on learning and research, Lake Erie College possesses the following equipment:

  • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer

  • UV-vis Spectrophotometers

  • Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectrophotometer

  • Gas Chromatograph (GC)

  • High-Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC)

  • Conductivity probes

  • pH meters

For more information about Chemistry…

Johnathan Tedesco, Ph.D.

Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Associate Professor of Chemistry

1 (440) 375-7352


Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Austin Hall

Chemistry Faculty