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 University of Wisconsin–Madison will welcome graduates of spring, summer and winter 2020 back to Madison Sept. 17-19 for a celebration of their achievements.April 29, 2021
With the COVID-19 global pandemic now in its second year, the nature of classroom experiences at UW–Madison continues to evolve. In the spring semester, most classes were virtual in deference to the COVID-19 pandemic. But some classes with under 50 students continued in person, including many labs requiring hands-on learning. Some classes had a hybrid model with both virtual and in-person students.April 29, 2021
In the last decade, scientists discovered a quirk of drug chemistry: If you add on a simple one-carbon building block to a drug, it can make the drug more potent, less toxic, or more stable.April 22, 2021
Although art and science are commonly viewed as two completely unrelated ventures, over the years, their coexistence has been realized as more compatible than immiscible. Graduate students from the Department of Chemistry, through their recently established art and literary magazine, are advocating for this interdisciplinary approach and the benefits it renders. The Benzine, besides being a great pun, is a platform for the chemistry community to share their art, build a sense of community and alleviate stress.April 15, 2021
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Ashley Ogorek (Martell) won a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship from the Department of Defense. This highly competitive fellowship fosters training in science and engineering disciplines of military importance for US citizens. Only …
Andrew Maza (Landis) won the Dorothy Powelson Teaching Assistant Award, which recognizes outstanding performances by TAs in the natural sciences. Maza was nominated by Prof. Dan Weix for his many contributions while teaching the CHEM …
Prof. Zachary Wickens has won a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation. With this Award, the Chemical Synthesis Program of the NSF Division of Chemistry is supporting Wickens and his students, whose research enables the rapid and sustainable access to molecules integral to the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries.
Prof. Sam Pazicni was presented with a 2021 Distinguished Faculty Postdoc Mentoring Award from the University of Wisconsin Postdoc Association at a virtual awards ceremony held on March 26. “Professor Pazicni’s inclusive, caring approach to …
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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.