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Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry welcomes the involvement of undergraduates in research. Involvement in research can provide unique and valuable training, enhance the prospects for employment or admittance to graduate school, and aid in the development of a student's intellectual ability and background. In many cases, a student will have opportunities to present their project at local or regional scientific meetings and to become coauthor of a publication derived from the work. Undergraduates have the opportunity to pursue a research project under the guidance of a faculty member during the regular academic year and/or during the Summer sessions. Students choosing to engage in research can expect access to all of the departmental facilities and support staff on a regular basis. In order to take part in research, a student typically consults with a number of faculty members to find a project suitable to their interests and background. Students engaged in research must enroll in Chemistry 3905, Undergraduate Research in Chemistry. Students seeking either the B.S. degree or the B.S. with an Emphasis in Biochemistry may use Chemistry 3905 to meet their advanced elective requirements. Students interested in research are encouraged to read the descriptions of research areas under the faculty links and then arrange to talk to individual faculty.

Chemistry 3905, Undergraduate Research in Chemistry

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