Bachelor's degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Learn more about the bachelor's degrees in Chemistry offered at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES BACHELOR’S DEGREES IN CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL BIOLOGY The Mathematics and Science Department at Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) offers bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry that provide an active, yet nurturing, environment to prepare students for a career in a range of different fields. The Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Biology provides students with knowledge and training in both chemistry and biology so that they may understand and investigate the chemical processes that take place in living systems. Chemical biology is less directed toward understanding nature as it involves exploiting chemical principles to manipulate biological components or systems. The combination of the two disciplines alleviates the strain associated with obtaining a double major in chemistry and biology and provides a strong background for students interested in molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, biotechnology or forensic chemistry. Students may also choose to earn the traditional Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. The traditional track provides an avenue for students interested in graduate studies in chemistry and employment in chemical related industries. Both tracks can help students who wish to enter the medical and pharmacy fields distinguish themselves amongst applicants. A minor in chemistry is also available and students have the option to earn a Biliterate Certificate with their degree. Class sizes are kept small and the same professor teaches the lecture and laboratory portions of each course. Professors teach in a manner that gives students hands-on experience in the laboratory and in the classroom. Faculty members provide students with one-on-one attention with their studies, course selections, finding scholarships, career choices and introducing them to research. Additionally, students have the opportunity to get paid for conducting research. OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS 411 S.W. 24th Street • San Antonio, Texas 78207-4689 210-431-3961 or 1-800-436-6558 firstname.lastname@example.org Apply online at www.ollusa.edu/apply STATE OF THE ART FACILITIES In 2009, OLLU received a $2.43 million grant for upgrades to the labs, facilities and equipment of OLLU’s science and mathematics programs. The grant allowed OLLU to completely modernize all biology and chemistry labs, upgrade and build new computer labs and outfit the research labs. OLLU’s Chemistry program stays up to date with modern analytical chemical instrumentation including new high performance liquid chromatography and trace mercury analyzer for environmental analyses. All of our students get hands-on experience on wide array of modern chemical instrumentation in both their courses and individual research projects. THE UNIVERSITY Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU), founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, is a coeducational liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students. A multi-campus, regional university, OLLU has campuses in San Antonio, The Woodlands (Houston) and the Rio Grande Valley. The University offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and minors, more than 14 master’s degree programs and two doctoral degree programs. Academic degree programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and Leadership, the School of Professional Studies and the Worden School of Social Service. OLLU incorporates a technology-rich curriculum in all areas of study, and provides access to a wide variety of high-tech resources. Our Lady of the Lake University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake University that fall under one of these areas: (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Dec. 2013 RESEARCH PROJECTS Chemistry students have the opportunity to conduct chemical research projects made possible in part by grants obtained by OLLU’s Chemistry Department. The grants provide funds for student stipends, travel to professional meetings, instrument maintenance and supplies devoted to research. Students who engage in summer research can receive a $3,200 stipend. Those who wish to conduct their projects during the fall or spring semesters can receive $2,000. Once the projects are completed, students present their findings at the American Chemical Society’s National Meeting and Exposition. FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT: Charles A. Smith, PhD Professor and Chemistry Program Head 210-434-6711, ext. 2458 email@example.com Teresita Munguia, PhD Assistant Professor of Chemistry 210-434-6711, ext. 8175 Tmunguia@ollusa.edu