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College of Science students take their first steps into the fast-paced world of scientific discovery by becoming a part of the Discoveries in Chemistry Learning Community. First-year students come together with dedicated faculty and staff to develop a foundation in basic and applied science through shared classes, social learning community activities and unlimited opportunities to build friendships that will last a lifetime. With the benefit of peer support, students challenge themselves to be scientists who will someday solve the scientific challenges of their time.


  • First-time beginning students admitted to the College of Science with a Chemistry major

Residential Component

  • Optional within Earhart Hall
  • If you wish to participate in an Women in Science Programs and Discoveries in Chemistry, but want to live with WISP, be sure to preference WISP higher on your application
  • You will indicate your learning community housing preference within the learning community application. A signed housing contract is required to apply to this learning community.
  • Circumstances preventing a student from living in this hall, such as participating in the Honors College or Athletics, will be taken into consideration when conducting the placement process
  • Your roommate in most cases will be a member of the learning community
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for a learning community


Full Academic Year

Associated Classes


CHM 12500 - Introduction to Chemistry I

CHM 19400 - Freshman Chemistry Orientation


CHM 12600 - Introduction to Chemistry II

Events and Activities Included:

  • Career panel
  • Community service projects
  • Nobel laureate exhibit visit
  • Periodic meals with faculty, staff, and alumni
  • Family Day and History of Purdue Chemistry
  • Movie nights
  • Call-out for Chemistry Club
  • Fowler Wind Farm and Fair Oaks Farm visit

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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