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A degree in Chemistry prepares you for a career in a variety of fields. Choose between a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science to customize your path.

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Summer Undergraduate Research at the WVU 

The chemistry department hosted 17 undergraduate students as part of the Chemistry REU, NanoSAFE RUE, and SURE programmes.

Learn more about undergraduate summer research

CESTA Community Engagement in Science Through Art

CESTA students
The CESTA program is funded by Dr. Jessica Hoover’s National Science Foundation CAREER award, as the outreach component of the research grant.  The goals of the program are to engage the community in chemistry through art and to teach WVU science, engineering, and art students to work and communicate effectively across fields. 

WVU chemistry department receives $1 million gift from C. Eugene Bennett Family Foundation

Thanks to a recent $1 million gift, the West Virginia University C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry is modernizing the general chemistry laboratories.        

The Pierce and C. Bennett Family Foundation gift

Research News

Echoes discovered in chemical oscillators

Professors Ken Showalter and Mark Tinsley have observed an echo phenomenon in a system of coupled chemical oscillators. Their research is published Physical Review X. 
Chemical EchoChemical Echo

Undergraduate Students

Chemistry is the science of the materials we use, the medicine we take, the environment we live in and the food we eat. Our department gives students the opportunity to learn the skills that will lead to tomorrow’s discoveries.

B.S. in Chemistry B.A. in Chemistry
B.S. in Biochemistry

Graduate Students

Chemistry graduate students look deeply into what makes our world work, on a chemical and molecular level.

M.S. in Chemistry Ph.D. in Chemistry

Chemistry Learning Center

Help yourself succeed at the Chemistry Learning Center. Tutors are available to explain concepts and provide support to students.

Chemistry Learning Center

Chemistry Safety

The Department of Chemistry is committed to safety in the teaching and research laboratories. Review our safety training and materials.

Chemistry Safety

Research Seminars

There are many opportunities to attend research seminars presented by leaders in Chemistry and Biochemistry related fields.

Seminar Schedule


All WVU faculty, staff and students can download a free copy of ChemDraw, a drawing tool for scientists to create publication-ready, scientifically intelligent drawings.

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