Two Chemistry students in a lab

Undergraduate

 

Chemistry is a powerful springboard that can launch students into rich and rewarding careers in pharmacology, material science, clinical and forensic laboratories, academia, patent law and more. For students interested in postgraduate study or careers in a chemical field, our American Chemical Society-certified tracks offer a rigorous and nationally recognized foundation. For those considering careers in professional fields such as medicine, dentistry, law and business, we also offer a more flexible bachelor’s degree track that incorporates a wider selection of elective courses.

All of our undergraduate degree options provide a well-rounded base in chemical theory through hands-on laboratory experience in small sections.

Abby Pepin

For Luther Rice Undergraduate Research Fellow Abby Pepin, BS ’17, a chemistry degree led to a lifelong mentor in Associate Professor Martin Zysmilich.

 

 


Undergraduate Programs


Honors

In addition to meeting the general requirements stated under university regulations, a candidate for graduation with special honors in chemistry must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA in chemistry courses and take CHEM 4195 or CHEM 4195W for at least three credits over two semesters. Along with the final report required for the research course, honors-track students also complete a poster or oral presentation.

 


Hannah Yi

Hannah Yi

BS '16

“Being a part of the Chemistry Department was one of the biggest highlights of undergrad. The entire department, including the administration and faculty, are so welcoming and friendly. I really enjoyed going to lab every day!”