Chemistry faculty members are devoted teachers who have dedicated themselves to working alongside undergraduate students in and out of the classroom. Our professors are good at it, too. They have received Furman's highest teaching and advising award for faculty ten times — six for meritorious teaching, and four for meritorious advising.
As active researchers who receive funding from national research centers like the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, our faculty provide undergraduate students at all levels an opportunity to conduct intensive summer research
. They lead individual laboratories and work with students one-on-one on meaningful research projects. Through this collaboration, our students are exposed to modern instrumentation
and have the opportunity to co-author papers. Our faculty focus on eight areas of chemical research: analytical, biological, environmental, inorganic, materials, neurochemical, organic, and physical.