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.
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.
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.
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.
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.