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 same time, the program provides significant opportunities for students to participate in scientific inquiry, within both laboratory courses and research laboratories. Students from other colleges within the university may pursue the chemistry major as an additional major. When pursuing a chemistry major, the undergraduate student must meet university general education requirements and breadth requirements of their own college, along with the specific requirements for the chemistry major.
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Taylor Award Recipients Announced
Léa Gustin, Assistant General Chemistry Lab Director has won the James W. Taylor Award for Teaching Excellence. Due to personal circumstances, Gustin did not be present at the 2023 symposium, but she will be presenting at …February 21, 2023
Classes begin inside new UW-Madison chemistry building
Students returning to class for the spring semester last week at the University of Wisconsin-Madison were greeted with a new academic building at the heart of campus.February 10, 2022
Lamont wins Taylor Teaching Award, 11 win Outstanding Chemistry TA Awards
The UW-Madison Department of Chemistry presented the James W. Taylor Teaching Award to Dr. Liana Lamont, who shared her instructional expertise and philosophy in a talk titled, “General Chemistry Curriculum Redesign – Successes and Challenges.”February 5, 2022
UW–Madison to celebrate spring commencement with graduates-only ceremonies at Camp Randall
After a year in which students faced many challenges, University of Wisconsin–Madison leaders are pleased to announce plans to hold in-person commencement ceremonies for spring 2021 graduates at Camp Randall. The university is planning two ceremonies on Saturday, May 8 — one for undergraduates, the other for all graduate degree candidates.March 11, 2021
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