Undergraduate research

Chemistry majors are strongly encouraged to participate in research during their undergraduate careers. Research provides an opportunity to apply the principles learned in the classroom to an original problem. In addition, prospective employers and graduate schools both strongly value the undergraduate research experience.

If you are an undergraduate (of any major, not just Chemistry) interested in doing chemistry research on campus, you should begin by reviewing the different research areas and faculty listing, which contain links to professors' research and information. Although not required to pursue research, having an idea of which areas of chemistry you are interested may help to narrow down your search. Please also note that most faculty require a minimum of a two semester commitment. You will determine with your professor whether you will enroll in research credit as Chemistry 197, 297, 397, 497, or 499.

The department previously used a research web form for undergraduates to provide information about their experiences and interests and to upload their resumes/CVs. As of Fall 2017, we are no longer using this web form. If you are interested in undergraduate research in chemistry, then please directly contact potential research advisors on our faculty.

If you are interested in viewing research opportunities from outside organizations, click on the 'External Opportunities' in the right-hand menu.

Policies for Undergraduate Research

If you have any questions about the undergraduate research process, please contact Tina Huang.