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Chemistry

Undergo a tremendous transformation through advanced studies in chemistry.

Our chemistry graduate students all have one thing in common: a shared passion for the study of substances and the transformations they undergo. Our program then channels that zeal into specialized areas that truly fascinate you, whether it’s microscopy, enzymology, advanced electrochemistry or optical resonance spectroscopic techniques, among others. With a faculty actively engaged in their own research and more than 50,000 square feet of research and lab space on campus, our program will challenge you to be the best on your way to a successful career in industry, education and heath fields.

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Quick Facts

  • Chemistry is sometimes referred to as “the central science” because it connects physics with other natural sciences, such as astronomy, biology and geology.
  • The word chemistry comes from alchemy, an ancient practice that sought to change a lesser metal into gold.
  • Aluminum is the most common metal in the earth’s crust, comprising 8 percent of its weight.

Possible Careers

  • Forensic scientist assigned to high-profile criminal cases
  • Biotechnologist at a multi-billion-dollar pharmaceutical company
  • Nuclear chemist diagnosing malfunctions at nuclear reactors to prevent a catastrophe