• David Rekhtman
    Embodies the
    Spirit of Maryland
  • From Slime to
    Space Instruments
    and Solar Panels
  • Budding Biochemist
    Nurtures Passion
    for Plants and
  • Samantha Litvin
    NSF Graduate
    Research Fellowship
  • Mikael Daniel
    Wants to
    Help Foster an
    Inclusive Environment
  • Pavan Ravindra
    Wins 2021
    Churchill Scholarship

Why Study Chemistry or Biochemistry at the University of Maryland?

We provide our undergraduates with a rigorous, high-quality education and exceptional research opportunities in a challenging, supportive environment.

Our undergraduate program is designed to maximize student learning opportunities and laboratory experiences, and a spectrum of elective coursework allows students to pursue their interests.

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Chemistry and Biochemistry majors can complete programs that are certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS). 

A large fraction of Chemistry and Biochemistry majors undertake a research project, and the faculty are very supportive of undergraduate research.

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Collaborations with researchers at nearby national labs (including NIH, NIST and the FDA) expand student research opportunities.

UMD has several Chemistry and Biochemistry-related student groups that promote networking among students, faculty, and professionals in the field.

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Alpha Chi Sigma, American Chemical Society, American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Nat'l. Org. for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists & Chemical Engineers

Get accepted to top graduate or professional programs and work at government agencies and companies. Our graduates also successfully pursue law degrees and MBAs.

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Chemists and Biochemists are in continual demand and work in a wide spectrum of fields. A career in Chemistry offers the opportunity for a challenging and rewarding life. 

Meet our Faculty