Chemistry & Biochemistry Research

The majors offered through our Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry combine an understanding of fundamental scientific principles with an intensive laboratory experience. You’ll have many opportunities to engage in research in order to apply what you’re learning well before graduation. Whether a chemistry, biochemistry or pharmaceutical chemistry undergraduate, or a graduate student in chemistry, biochemistry or pharmacognosy, you’ll have the chance to work in close collaboration with a faculty research advisor on research projects.

Student researchers:

  • Gain valuable experience in laboratory techniques, how to carry out research, how to analyze data and how to report their results.
  • Collaborate with faculty and classmates in classroom and in the lab.
  • Work with commonly used instrumentation and techniques.

Value of student research:

  • Is ideal preparation for them to continue their education in master’s and doctoral programs at University of the Sciences and elsewhere.
  • Helps develop the skill set of a working scientist while still within the nurturing University environment.
  • Imparts the tools necessary to identify problems and create solutions that will help later in their educational and professional careers.

The diverse faculty research interests available at the University present students with a wide variety of potential projects in all five of the major areas of chemistry, as well as in many less familiar areas of chemistry, such as computational chemistry, medicinal chemistry and proteomics. Additionally, the Department encourages all undergraduates to present their research accomplishments at local and national professional meetings, as well as to publish their results in appropriate scientific journals.

For more about specific research projects and publications within the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, see the University research site and departmental faculty pages.

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