Chemistry majors are curious, analytical, and self-starting leaders. They have strong written and verbal communication skills and are good at math, physics and problem-solving. A chemistry student may like to perform experiments and work with their hands.

Chemistry education not only prepares students for careers as professional chemists, but also serves as a foundation for careers in other fields such as biology, medicine and engineering. The curriculum offers a thorough fundamental knowledge of the major fields of chemistry, covering the general areas of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, plus other specialized courses including analytical and biochemistry. Students gain laboratory experience in inorganic and organic synthesis, analytical methods, physical chemical measurements, spectroscopy and more. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of the scientific opportunities available in the department by joining a research group mentored by our expert faculty.


Certificates or Programs:   Chemistry Major

Associate Degree

Associate of Science


Articulated Transfer Agreement

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Cleveland State University



Dr. James Beil
Professor of Chemistry


Transfer to another college or university

LCCC is a great place to start. You can complete the first years of your education at LCCC at our lower tuition rate and then transfer your credits to another college or university to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

  Learn more about how to transfer LCCC credits to another college or university

Getting started while you’re still in high school

You don’t have to wait to graduate from high school to start earning college credit.

The College Credit Plus program offers you an opportunity to earn college credit as early as seventh grade. Courses are frequently offered on-site at local high schools. Students may also have the option of taking LCCC classes online or on our campus. Classes taken through CCP count for both high school and college credit and are FREE for most students. 

The MyUniversity program, a unique partnership between LCCC and area high schools, provides a pathway for high school students to the full college experience – starting in high school!

   Learn more about earning college credit in high school.