Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry!

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Chemistry & Biochemistry at UNCW offers exciting, student oriented programs that award Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS,ACS Certified) and Master of Science (MS) degrees. A significant portion of the training takes place in our laboratories, both those associated with courses, and those involving research in Marine and Atomospheric Science, Biochemistry, Organic and Inorganic Synthesis, Computational and Physical Chemistry and Chemical Education, all of which incorporate our state of the art instrumentation. In addition to rigorous courses in all aspects of chemistry, most of our students carry out research under the direct supervision of our outstanding faculty. Much of this research results in publications in peer reviewed journals or presentations at professional meetings, most which have student co-authors (30 publications in 2016/2017). This student oriented focus has no doubt contributed to our success in attracting chemistry majors. With the exception of UNC Chapel Hill and NC State University, UNCW had the largest number of chemistry majors in North Carolina since 2006, graduating 62 undergraduate ,10 BA, 31 graduate (MS) students in 2016/2017.

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