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.