Graduate and undergraduate students and postdoctoral fellows collaborate with faculty and staff on research spanning all of the chemical sciences. We frequently collaborate across groups within the department, across campus, across states, and even across countries.
The Department of Chemistry is ranked very highly in all recent national rankings of graduate programs. We offer a doctor of philosophy in chemistry, a master of science in chemistry, and the Bridge to the Doctorate program in conjunction with the American Chemical Society. GRE is NOT required for fall 2021 admission.
The undergraduate chemistry major leads to a bachelor of science or a bachelor of arts degree awarded by the College of Letters & Science. The curriculum provides excellent preparation in chemistry, along with a wide breadth of liberal arts coursework.
At the UW-Madison Department of Chemistry, world-class education and groundbreaking research go hand-in-hand to provide a collaborative and innovative environment for the thousands of students, faculty, and staff that we serve.
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The American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute Pharmaceutical Roundtable awarded $300,000 in grants to eight research groups across the world, two of which are at the UW-Madison Department of Chemistry. These grants support research to …November 16, 2020
Scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have discovered a way to control the growth of twisting, microscopic spirals of materials just one atom thick.November 12, 2020
November 9, 2020 By Sarah Perdue For news media Coral reefs are vibrant communities that host a quarter of all species in the ocean and are indirectly crucial to the survival of the rest. But they are slowly …November 11, 2020
Several years and tens of thousands of words into writing their doctoral dissertation, you’d think few graduate students would sign on to write even more. And yet over the last decade, dozens of University of Wisconsin–Madison students have done exactly that. They’ve chosen to add one more chapter to their thesis, distilling years of hard-won scientific knowledge into prose understandable by the broader public, something rarely found in a dense document typically written for other scientists.November 5, 2020
Two WQI graduate students, Chuanhong (Vincent) Liu (McDermott Group) and Cecilia Vollbrecht (Goldsmith Group), have had their projects awarded funding through QISE-NET, the Quantum Information Science and Engineering Network. Run through the University of Chicago, QISE-NET is open to any student pursuing an advanced degree in any field of quantum science. Liu, Vollbrecht, and other students in their cohort earn up to three years of support, including funding, mentoring and training at annual workshops. All awardees are paired with a mentoring QISE company or national lab, at which they will complete part of their projects. Liu and Vollbrecht explain their projects below.October 22, 2020
October 20, 2020 By Sarah Perdue Two University of Wisconsin–Madison professors have earned top honors in their fields, the American Physical Society announced Oct. 7. Vernon Barger Martin Zanni Physics professor Vernon Barger won the J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle …October 21, 2020
Zeb Girvin (Gellman) is a top finalist for the Reaxys Ph.D. Prize, which recognizes accomplished young chemists for their innovative and rigorous research and is the world’s most prestigious award for PhD students in the …September 30, 2020
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CHEMISTRY BUILDING PROJECT
Construction began on the UW-Madison Department of Chemistry building complex Monday, September 17, 2018. Learn more about the new Department of Chemistry construction project and how it will affect the University of Wisconsin-Madison's chemical education program.