Access to Instrumentation
The School of Physical Sciences has a large, state of the art instrumentation suite. What sets us apart is the student access to holdings. Students are not merely introduced to, but regularly operate instrumentation such as Q-PCR thermocyclers, ICP-MS, HPLC, NMR, HPLC, GC-MS and FTIR spectrometers.
Students in the Biochemistry Program have the opportunity to perform a senior research project under the guidance of a faculty member. Projects are related to the student’s area of focus and culminate in a poster presentation and talk at our Research Symposium. Students have also presented their work at national conferences and been published in peer reviewed journals.
Internships are a great opportunity for students to gain experience and acquire job specific skills in your field of study. On campus internships are available during both the academic year and summer in faculty research projects, the Chemical Preparation Laboratory and the Environmental Analysis Laboratory.
The Biochemistry Program at LSSU has been successful in maintaining a high placement in summer internships, jobs upon graduation, and seats in graduate and professional schools. For more information see student success stories under the student profile section.
The Biochemistry Program at LSSU is approved by the American Chemical Society. As an ACS-approved program, LSSU is charged with holding and maintaining modern instrumentation, offering a rigorous and coherent program, and employing accomplished faculty which will attract top talent entering college.