The study of chemistry is appropriate to many different career goals, including medicine, law, physical and social sciences, engineering, and public policy. The Department of Chemistry at Tufts is well equipped to provide basic and advanced chemistry education to undergraduates. It provides all the benefits of a major research university but with the environment of a liberal arts college. It offers a wide variety of courses, newly expanded and improved facilities, an active teaching and research faculty, and a favorable faculty to student ratio.
Students who participate in research receive a great deal of personal attention from their faculty adviser, and have excellent opportunities for undertaking senior projects and honors theses. They may choose from a broad range of cutting edge research projects, some of which are nationally and internationally known. The Tufts faculty are involved in all the traditional areas of chemical research, as well as many new and exciting interdisciplinary endeavors. Tufts is establishing centers of excellence in many new areas, including environmental management, electro-optics, and biotechnology.