Welcome to the Physical Science Department at Nicholls State University. We are the home of the Chemistry program. In addition to Chemistry, faculty in our department offer courses in Astronomy, Geology, Physics, and Physical Sciences.
Chemistry is all about matter and the transformations that matter undergoes. Matter is anything that has mass and occupies space. It can be as small as an atom or as large as the biggest bodies in the universe. In short, it’s what makes up the world around us. Chemists study matter wherever it occurs – in both living and nonliving systems. Some chemists study matter that occurs naturally. Other chemists transform matter into new substances that cannot be found in nature. Chemistry is both practical and theoretical at the same time. We study matter because of our innate curiosity and because we can put it to practical use. For more on what chemists do and on careers in chemistry go to www.acs.org
We offer three concentrations within the Chemistry programs
- Chemistry Professional (CHPR) is for students interested in graduate school and/or careers in the chemical sciences
- Chemistry Premedical/Predental (CHDM) is for students preparing for medical or dental school.
- Chemistry Prepharmacy (CHPH) is for students preparing for Pharmacy.
If you are curious about the world around you and are looking for a career where you can use both your head and your hands, accept the challenge and major in Chemistry.