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Department of Chemistry Undergraduate Education
  1. Ultimately, having a chemistry degree enhances your reasoning and problem solving skills, which prepares you for careers in diverse fields including: forensics, pharmaceutical development, medical research, nanotechnology, homeland security, and many others.
  2. You end up with an American Chemical Society certified degree in chemistry. We also offer certified options in environmental chemistry, materials chemistry and preparation for high school chemistry teachers.
  3. Our majors undertake independent research projects with faculty who are leaders in their fields. Undergraduate research enhances preparation for post-graduate study and jobs in industry.
  4. Every chemistry major gains experience using state-of-the-art instrumentation found in research and industry. These include: FTIR, NMR, HPLC, GC-MS, and optical spectroscopic techniques.
  5. Our majors are sought after by Graduate and Professional schools, as well as industry.
  6. Great class size and access to faculty, especially in your upper level courses.
  7. Chemistry majors have support from their peers via student organizations in chemistry which include the Student Affiliate of the American Chemical Society (SAACS). The WSU SAACS chapter is an active group that participates in many outreach activities and social gatherings.
  8. Washington State University presents a unique opportunity for majors to study at one of the few institutions in the country to have a significant program in nuclear and radiochemistry. Learn more about faculty in this area.
  9. Faculty quality. All of our faculty are dedicated to maximizing your undergraduate experience in chemistry education. They are also well respected experts in their research areas, able to give you insight into cutting edge chemistry research and job opportunities.
  10. Resources and support. Our support staff and advising faculty make it easy for you to focus upon your studies, and make confident academic and career decisions.