On behalf of our faculty, staff, and students, I would like to welcome you to the Department of Chemistry! No matter what your background from high school, we offer several levels of freshman chemistry to smoothly “ramp” you into the chemistry major track without missing a beat! In addition to our rigorous Chemistry focus, we offer a Biochemistry/Chemical Biology major, as well as a Teaching of Chemistry program, coordinated with other disciplines. Together with the Physics department, we have established a Chemistry and Physics major for students who are interested in pursuing a career at the boundary of the two disciplines.

Our students receive the education, resources, and training to open doors to a variety of career options and positions in industry, graduate education, and medical schools. Our graduates are in great demand!

Explore the Department

Coming to BU gives all the advantages of a leading research university, combined with a small college environment. Our average graduating class size (25 students) enables close interaction with faculty, lecturers, and Postdoctoral Associate Lecturers. These interactions ensure that each of our Chemistry Majors receives the attention he/she needs to be successful in our field.

Interacting with Faculty

Another great feature of our program is the opportunity for undergraduates to conduct hands-on research with Chemistry faculty working on cutting-edge interdisciplinary research topics. Undergraduate and Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) students in Chemistry regularly present their research at conferences and publish their work in peer-reviewed journals.

Undergraduate Research in Chemistry

Contact Us!

TaJonay Tarrats

Undergraduate Program Coordinator

chemuaa@bu.edu

Binyomin Abrams

Research Associate Professor, Director of General Chemistry

abramsb@bu.edu