Undergraduate Students

Chemistry is about doing science and our faculty teach through doing, as well as talking. Our courses are taught by faculty whose commitment to education has been recognized by numerous awards, and our research prominent faculty are also heavily involved in undergraduate research, discussion sections, and lectures. The large laboratory component of the curriculum emphasizes hands-on experience with modern methods in state-of-the-art facilities as a vital part of being a practicing chemist.

Students pursuing their BA, BS, BS ACS-certified degree, or MS (4+1) in chemistry are exposed to all major sub disciplines of chemistry (analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, physical), and have the opportunity to engage in research with faculty in active research groups.

Our undergraduates are diverse and ambitious, engaging in a variety of internship and co-op opportunities in pharmaceutical, chemical, and biotech industries in the northeastern USA.


Considering a degree in Chemistry?

photo of Prof. Paradise with chemistry majorsProgram Overview for Potential Majors

To declare a chemistry major, review the degree requirements, and make an appointment with our Chief Undergraduate Advisor, Prof. Ruthanne Paradise, via EAB Navigator.

Chemistry Career Information

Undergraduate Chemistry Office 341 ISB, (413) 545-2580



Applying to Graduate School

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Prof. Mike Barnes, our Graduate Program Director, created a PowerPoint with helpful information about the process of applying to graduate school.

Learn more about how to apply to Graduate School.