Undergraduate Programs

Learn more about the requirements, curriculum, and resources for the Department of Chemistry's undergraduate majors and minors. Students will have the opportunity to participate in cutting edge research, combined with rigorous coursework.

BS in Chemistry BS in Biochemistry BS in Chemical Physics Combined Degree in Chemistry (BS/MS) Minors in Chemistry (Fall 2022)

Introductory Chemistry

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

Senior Thesis

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

Advising Faculty

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.