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Chemistry

Understand the world at the molecular level.

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Chemistry is often referred to as “the central science” because of its pivotal role in all sciences dealing with matter, including biology, physics, psychology, engineering and medicine. As a chemistry major you’ll take practical classes demonstrating chemistry’s relationship with other natural sciences, and explore its applications in medicine, engineering, business and law. You’ll get experience with modern laboratory equipment that will allow you to solve complex problems.

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Sample Courses


  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Quantitative Analysis
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Special Admission Requirements


There are no special admissions requirements for this program.

Our Faculty


Our faculty comprises leaders, scholars and teachers with diverse research backgrounds and experiences — from studies of nanoscale materials based on elemental silicon to exploring new synthetic methods — and a number of complex focus areas in chemistry and biochemistry. Meet our faculty.

What Sets Us Apart


We train our majors broadly across all areas of the “central science” with significant coursework opportunities in biological, organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. Intern with local companies or industrial and government research labs like the National Institutes of Health.

Career Prospects


We train our majors broadly across all areas of the “central science” with significant coursework opportunities in biological, organic, inorganic and physical chemistry.

You can intern with local companies or industrial and government research labs like the National Institutes of Health.

As a chemistry graduate you may pursue advanced study in chemistry, medicine, law, journalism and business or pursue technical positions in industrial or governmental research labs.