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Chemistry

Chemistry Degrees/Majors

Chemistry is a rapidly changing science. The strong commitment to research excellence at Purdue results in faculty who are at the leading edge of this change and who can constantly revise courses to incorporate the latest advances in our understanding of chemistry.

Graduates of Purdue's undergraduate chemistry program have successfully pursued careers in higher education, medicine, drug discovery, teaching, forensics, consumer products, management, marketing, patent law, sales and venture capital.

Believing that research is integral to the education of chemists, we encourage student involvement in research. Many join research groups.

The chemistry undergraduate research program details are available at the CHM 49900 Web page. Working closely with faculty, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, undergraduate students majoring in chemistry at Purdue are exposed to what chemistry is and begin to appreciate how new chemical knowledge is obtained.