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Academics and Research, Two Key Ingredients in Our Unique Approach

In our department, academic and research experiences go hand-in-hand. Whether you’re an undergraduate or a graduate student, you will have plenty of opportunities to engage in cross-cutting research. This emphasis on collaboration throughout our academic and research programs allows students to pursue their interests – wherever they may lead. We seek to emphasize undergraduate research through lab-based coursework, in research groups, and through other lab learning experiences.

Teaching and Learning: Chemistry Instruction by the Numbers

  • 13,000 undergraduate and graduate student enrollments in chemistry courses each year.
  • General Chemistry 103 and 104 are the courses with the highest enrollments on campus during the fall and spring semesters, respectively.
  • Virtually all students majoring in the sciences, engineering, and allied health fields take chemistry courses as prerequisites for courses in their majors.
  • By the time they graduate, 55 percent of students who entered as freshmen will have taken a chemistry course while on campus.