The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry provides a challenging and exciting program of study. Students completing BS or BA degrees in Chemistry or Biochemistry routinely attend the best graduate or professional schools in the country to continue their education. Those earning chemistry teaching certification and chemistry-marketing degrees are sought after for positions in schools and industry.
Participation in undergraduate research is encouraged and all of our faculty have active research programs. We have excellent equipment that our students are trained on and use regularly. Each year, a large group of students attends the spring meeting of the American Chemical Society to present their research.
Class sizes are small and faculty are easy to get to know and to talk with for advising, research, or help understanding course material. Together our faculty and students have built a department that has produced more undergraduate chemistry majors than any other program in the State of Iowa.
The students and faculty of the department are proud of our successful work together. Each year we send 10-15 students to present their research at the spring American Chemical Society meeting. Our students applying to medical school have been extraordinarily successful. We are also pleased to have internship opportunities with industrial partners in the region and around the country. Feel free to contact us with question or to arrange a visit to campus.
The 2015 Summer Research Application information is available here.
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Northern Iowa
1227 West 27th Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0423
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