Chemistry studies the fundamental nature of matter and the changes in energy and properties that accompany compositional changes in matter. At Valpo, chemistry students develop their intellectual capability, judgment, and awareness of the fundamental technology of matter that affects our environment and our society.

Jonathan Schoer Spring Science Symposium

The Chemistry Department at Valparaiso University would like to invite you to Global Climate Change Comes Home to the Great Lakes Region  on Saturday, April 17th from 9 am-2 pm as a virtual symposium on Zoom featuring scientists and policy leaders from across the region.
This day is split into sessions focused on science, economics, legal, and governmental policy discussions pertaining to climate change.  The keynote speaker will be Professor David Archer from the University of Chicago.  He has worked on a wide range of topics pertaining to the global carbon cycle.  Other speakers are from a variety of institutions, including the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Hoosier Environmental Council, the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, the Mayor of Portage, Purdue University, and Valparaiso University. This symposium is named for our late colleague Jonathan Schoer, who wanted to host an environmental conference accessible to the general public, so please encourage any students, colleagues, and friends interested in these topics to join us!
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Center for the Sciences

Chemistry and Biochemistry recently moved to the Center for the Sciences. This new facility houses advanced educational and research laboratories and provides study space for students to interact with faculty. Students receive an excellent education that allows them to pursue a variety of careers and gain admission to top graduate schools.


Premedical Arts

Students in Valpo’s premedical arts program are accepted to medical school at nearly twice the national average. Students can major in any field of study allowing them to prepare for medical school and an alternative career at the same time. Our cadaver lab also provides a unique opportunity.