Chemists study the structure and transformations of matter. As the "central science," chemistry helps us to understand medicine, the environment, and advanced materials. A background in chemistry builds the foundation for careers in health care, research, industry, and many other areas.

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Class of 2021

A Tradition of Excellence

The mentorship of our faculty and staff enables our students to become ethical and productive scientists who serve society by applying their knowledge and skills in solving complex problems.

Our curriculum deeply integrates teaching and research - from the first day of General Chemistry to the end of the Senior Independent Study capstone project. The department houses over $1.5 million in modern instrumentation to support its teaching and research. Our advanced instrumentation in spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, chromatography, and calorimetry is designated specifically for undergraduate students in their laboratory courses and mentored independent research.

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