The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, and a Master of Science degree in Polymers and Coating Science. Graduates are hired in traditional as well as growing science fields -- from biotechnology to polymers to pharmaceuticals to medical technology and beyond.
There are more than 300 majors in the department, and professors are committed to seeing each of them succeed. Many faculty members are involved in research funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, U.S. military, or private industry. That means their students -- both undergraduate and graduate -- have the opportunity to work on real-world problems using the latest equipment in a professional lab setting.
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Senior Projects from 2012
Design and Experimental Validation of Continuous DNA Separation using ITP-Based Microfluidic Device, Nora C. M. Goscinski, Mary E. Rosa, Elizabeth K. Wheeler, and Maxim Shusteff
Senior Projects from 2011
Life as a Swimmer, Danielle N. Coville
Synthesis of an Antimicrobial Textile Coating, William M. Morris
Senior Projects from 2010
Senior Projects from 2009
Overexpression and Partial Purification of Serine Hydroxymethyltransferase, Kimberly Rose Stevens