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Innovative science

Pairing academic rigor with rich research in the nation’s capital


Who We Are

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The GW Department of Chemistry provides a hands-on approach to modern laboratory practices and instrumentation supported by curricula in analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry.

In a collaborative environment where faculty invite mentoring relationships and foster learning and discovery through engaged classroom and research experiences, students graduate with the expertise to pursue careers in academia, professional programs, industry and government.



Reem Al Shabeeb, BS 2017 Chemistry and Biology Double Major

Reem Al Shabeeb

BS '17

"At GW, I learned how to approach the questions, how to be more precise and more patient about research. That’s an experience I’ve never had before. I am contributing to something that is bigger, something that will be there forever."

Our Programs

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Graduate Programs

Find out why our master’s and PhD opportunities are unlike any other.

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Research Opportunities

From first-year students to PhDs and faculty, explore research options at our renowned facilities.


Seminar Series

We welcome visiting speakers on Fridays throughout the school year. Hear chemists from top agencies and research universities as well as GW’s own chemistry graduate students discuss their scientific breakthroughs.


View Upcoming and Past Speaker Events


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