Faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry have active programs with dedicated laboratories for student/faculty research. There are 200, 300 and 400 level courses designated for research, in which a student can earn academic credit for time spent in the laboratory. Upper level students often begin their research projects with a 1-credit course in which they explore and then write a research proposal for the project they will be doing. This and three credits of research (about 9 hours a week) in the following semester can be used to fulfill the Honors Project requirements for students in the Honor’s Program.
In addition, many students pursue research over the summer months, and we have a number of scholarship programs that provide salary for students who do research in our department for that time. Information about specific projects can be obtained by clicking on the links on the left hand side of this page.