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Chemistry opens the door to a variety of careers. From medical science to engineering, a background in chemistry can prepare you for success.

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


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.

Chemistry receives $300k NSF grant for undergraduate research

WVU is expanding its outreach to underrepresented groups to help instill in them the appreciation and importance of research in improving quality of life.
Chemistry professors Michelle Richards-Babb and Brian Popp received $300,000 from the National Science Foundation to establish a Research Experiences for Undergraduates site.

Echoes discovered in chemical oscillators 

Professors Ken Showalter and Mark Tinsley published their findings in the December 2016 edition of Physical Review X. 

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