Students in LMU's Chemistry major work to understand the theoretical and empirical nature of the science while gaining intellectual mastery of chemistry and developing practical experimental skills. Majors gain hands-on experience in traditional synthetic and analytic bench chemistry and utilize the latest methods and techniques. Chemistry majors learn to work in laboratories for organic, biochemical, physical and environmental research using advanced instrumental and computational resources and benefit from small class and lab sizes, daily personal interaction with faculty and staff, and operation of chemical instrumentation.