The Department of Chemistry at Tufts University provides both basic and advanced chemistry education with all the benefits of a major research university but with the environment of a small liberal arts college. We offer a variety of courses, newly expanded and improved facilities, an active teaching and research faculty, and a favorable faculty to student ratio.
Our undergraduate alumni go on to careers in a wide variety of fields including, medicine, law, physical and social sciences, engineering, and public policy.
Our department offers two flavors of first-semester General Chemistry: Chem 1 (General Chemistry) and Chem 11 (Expanded General Chemistry). Both classes provide excellent preparation for upper-level coursework. To help determine which class is best for each student, we have designed a self-assessment and an FAQ.
Learn more about Introductory Chemistry
The Undergraduate Senior Thesis is a two-semester program culminating in a written research thesis, public thesis defense seminar, and private oral examination.
Learn more about Senior Thesis
Through your major advisor, you can participate in a wide variety of research opportunities in the department. Email a faculty member whose research suits your interests to ask whether they are willing to be your advisor. Once you have their agreement, complete the Advisor Change Form.
- Ravichandra Bachu
- Clay S. Bennett - Bioorganic, Chemical Biology, and Organic Synthesis
- Timothy Brunker
- Ira Caspari - Chemistry & STEM Education
- Kevin Clark - Analytical Chemistry and Neurochemistry
- Luke M. Davis - Inorganic and Materials Chemistry
- Eric High - Physical and Analytical Chemistry
- Samuel P. Kounaves - Analytical, Planetary Science, and Geochemistry
- Joshua A. Kritzer - Bioorganic, Biophysical, and Chemical Biology (not accepting new advisees)
- Sergiy Kryatov
- Krishna Kumar - Bioorganic and Chemical Biology (not accepting new advisees)
- Yu-Shan Lin - Theoretical and Biophysical Chemistry
- Charles Mace - Bioanalytical and Materials Chemistry
- Diren Pamuk-Turner - (not accepting new advisees)
- Rebecca A. Scheck - Bioorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology
- Mary Jane Shultz - Physical, Environmental, Excited State, and Surface
- E. Charles Sykes - Physical & Surface Chemistry
- Samuel W. Thomas III - Organic, Surface Chemistry, and Materials Science
- Arthur L. Utz - Physical and Materials Chemistry
- Yu Zhang - Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry
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