Mund-Lagowski Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Chemistry and biochemistry are referred to as central sciences because of the roles they play in connecting the other physical sciences (i.e., astronomy, biology, earth science, physics, atmospheric science, oceanography, and materials science) with the life sciences and applied sciences such as medicine and engineering. The knowledge and skills gained through the study of chemistry or biochemistry at Bradley University unlocks many career options, including, but not limited to post graduate studies (chemistry, biochemistry, medicine or law) or immediate employment.  A few of the employment opportunities include: agricultural chemistry, catalysis, chemical education, chemical sales, consulting, food and flavor chemistry, forensic chemistry, geochemistry, hazardous waste management, medicinal chemistry, polymer chemistry, textile chemistry, water chemistry. 


Our faculty are dedicated teachers and respected scholars in their disciplines.  The department offers introductory and advanced classes in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, inorganic chemistry, materials chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry. 


Laboratory instruction occurs in state-of-the-art facilities, equipped with modern high-tech instrumentation.  Most majors elect to participate in a one-on-one mentored research experience with a faculty member.

Intern and Work Experiences 

Because the University is located in a tri-county area teeming with opportunities for internships and work experiences, our majors are easily able to enrich their on-campus academic experience with a bona fide off-campus professional experience.

American Chemical Society Certification

Bradley’s chemistry program has held Professional Certification by the American Chemical Society since 1949.  ACS Certification ensures graduates of a comprehensive and rigorous course of study, enriched by modern instrumentation and supported by significant library holdings.