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Undergraduate Research

The following programs and courses are available to undergraduates for research for during the academic year and through the summer months.

Student in LabUndergraduate Research Courses

  • Chemistry 200 – Introduction to Chemical Research – Participation in an active research program in analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, or polymer chemistry. Students work with researchers to acquire expertise in planning experiments, interpreting results, and formulating hypotheses. Requires Departmental consent.
  • Chemistry 300 – Introductory Research in Chemistry -Introduction to the principles and practice of research in chemistry for chemistry majors.
  • Chemistry 400 – Research in Chemistry – Advanced students work with faculty on projects requiring knowledge and skills acquired in chemistry curriculum. Written reports are required. Requires Departmental consent.
  • Chemistry 408 – Required for an Honors degree and includes a written thesis and oral defense before a faculty committee. 408 Committee Selection Form

Student In labProcedure for Participating in Undergraduate Research

  1. Download registration form/advisor selection form
  2. Look at faculty research descriptions to determine project(s) of your interest
  3. Interview faculty member(s), obtain their approval to mentor you as an undergraduate researcher in their lab, and get their signatures on registration form
  4. The selected faculty member will turn in the registration form to Linda Sherman in General Chemistry Office (Buehler Hall 514)
  5. Sign up online for either C200/300/400/408
  6. Begin your adventure!

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Questions about class registration? Email Linda Sherman