At UNCW we pride ourselves in providing cutting edge research opportunities for undergraduates and Masters level grauduate students in a variety of different chemical disciplies, and we encourage collaboration both within the department and across the university. Undergraduates may participate in Directed Independent Study (DIS) that involves up to 3 credit hours (nine hours of laboratory per week) or Departmental Honors Research for up to 6 credit hours. All graduate students, including those involved in our distance education graduate program, must complete a Masters thesis based on research either in the department or at their place of employment.
The department boasts state of the art instrumentation, highlighted by significant recent acquisitions including a Bruker 600 MHz NMR Spectrometer, an Agilent 1290 Infinity UHPLC w/Bruker Microtof-Q II High Resolution Mass Spectrometer, and an Agilent 1290 Infinity UHPLC w/ Bruker Amazon SL Mass Spectrometer. The areas of research interest of the faculty are dileniated in the links on the left.