Department of Chemistry & Physics

You're curious to learn more about our world. Not only what it is made of and how it works, but how to make it work for the environment we live in today. Studying in the Department of Chemistry and Physics at Southeast Missouri State University means you can focus on forensic science, physics, medical lab science, biochemistry, and more. Whatever path you choose, you'll work alongside faculty, doing real undergraduate research in state-of-the-art laboratories before you even graduate. That means you'll have the experience it takes to be successful in competitive fields or go on to graduate school at top universities. 

Department of Chemistry and Physics News

    Southeast Students Presenting Fun Science Demonstrations at BeTween Initiative

    Faculty and students from the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Southeast Missouri State University are performing physical science demonstrations at the BeTween Initiative March 2 at the Osage Center in Cape Girardeau. The BeTween Initiative will showcase activities, highlight services and provide resources available for “tween” girls ages 9-12 in the Cape [...]

    McGill Honored with Southeast’s 2018 PRIDE Award

    Dr. Jim McGill, professor of chemistry and director of the Jane Stephens Honors Program at Southeast Missouri State University, will be honored with the 2018 PRIDE Award during the University’s Faculty Development Day at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 9 in the University Center Ballroom. McGill will be honored for exemplifying the teacher/scholar model. He was selected [...]

    Chemistry Completion Scholarship Endowed at Southeast

    The Chemistry Completion Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Drs. Thomas and Linda Crites of Portland, Oregon, made a $52,000 gift to establish the award. The renewable scholarship will be awarded to a Southeast undergraduate majoring in chemistry with a minimum 3.0 grade point average and who has completed at least [...]

    NSF Summer Research Preparing Southeast Students for STEM Careers

    For some, the lazy days of summer are a welcome respite. And for others, like Southeast Missouri State University students Blake Trickey and Tyler Howard, the past couple of months have been spent facilitating artificial photosynthesis and working with 3D micro-lasers. Trickey and Howard are spending the summer in National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences [...]


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Department of Chemistry and Physics
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