Loyola University Chicago

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Senior Awards

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry recognizes outstanding seniors in their majors. Exceptional students are nominated by the department faculty for the following awards:

Fr. Morrissey Medal—Awarded to the outstanding senior.

Professor Cassaretto Medal and $500—For outstanding scholarship coupled with generous service to the department.

Merck Index Award—Awarded to the “top senior class student”

American Institute of Chemists Award—For outstanding graduating senior who has demonstrated a record of achievement. The award consists of a one-year student associate membership in the AIC, a peer-reviewed journal, access to the AIC website and more.

Departmental Honors—In order to receive chemistry & biochemistry departmental honors, students must have a Loyola GPA in chemistry & biochemistry major courses (CHEM XXX) of 3.5 or higher exclusive of CHEM 300 and CHEM 380 and have completed at least one semester of CHEM 300 & CHEM 380. (CHEM 380 requirement effective as of May 2020 graduates and beyond).