Chemistry major Megan Broussard on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus

"I like how UL Lafayette is a big enough university to have a variety of programs and research, but is also small enough that you are a person — rather than a number — to your professors. I truly feel supported and that they care about my education."

Meet chemistry major Megan Broussard

You should major in chemistry if:

  • You have a deep curiosity about how science works at its basest level.
  • You’re interested in how matter is created, acts, and reacts.
  • You enjoy working independently, tweaking formulas, running experiments, and reviewing results. 
  • You follow procedure and are mathematically minded.

Chemistry bridges physics with other natural sciences, such as geology and biology.

As a chemistry major, you will learn about matter and its changes and the physical aspects of predicting and measuring these properties. 

You will explore material properties and the ways they interact, combine, and change — and learn how to use these processes to form new substances.

Indulge your curious nature as you seek answers through research and lab experiences.

Chemistry at UL Lafayette

What's Chemistry Like?

  • Lab work & research
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Group work & collaboration
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Theory
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Internships
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Presentations
    Rated 1 out of 3
  • Math
    Rated 2 out of 3

We have the largest undergraduate chemistry program in Louisiana while maintaining relatively small classes. This combination gives you a wide range of opportunities with personalized instruction.

Life as a Chemistry Major