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When you understand chemistry, you begin to understand the extraordinary nature of the world, down to its most basic particles. 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.

Through in-depth instruction, hands-on research and independent projects conducted
with award-winning faculty, chemistry students learn to question, experiment and innovate.
Graduates from our department have applied these skills in careers and graduate programs
in healthcare, medical school, pharmacy, behavioral analysis and more. Our alumni have
gone on to work as physicians in the United States and internationally, start non-profits, conduct
research in a variety of industries and research and teach in higher education.

The Department of Chemistry offers three undergraduate degree programs – a bachelor of arts in chemistry, a bachelor of science in chemistry and a bachelor of science in biochemistry with a chemistry emphasis. You can explore the degree options further by visiting our page for undergraduate students

M.S. and Ph.D. programs in chemistry are also available to accelerate your career in industrial and government laboratories or academics.