Make an impact with Chemistry.
The Department of Chemistry at Washington University has a tradition of excellence, combining deep commitments to fundamental research and classroom teaching. As a chemist, you can help solve the complicated problems facing our world, including issues in energy, education, health, security, and defense. We provide you with the foundation to pursue careers in scientific research and discovery, education, medicine, engineering, and more.
Our students study the major disciplines in chemistry (organic, physical, inorganic, analytical, biological) with the required lecture and laboratory courses. The most valuable experience our students are afforded is the opportunity to perform research in world-class facilities with internationally recognized chemists. Undergraduates can play a substantial role in these research areas: materials chemistry, laser spectroscopy, drug discovery, mass spectrometry, proteomics and metabolomics, synthetic chemistry, computational chemistry, nuclear chemistry, biochemistry, and many others.