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Chemistry

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Chemistry involves the study of solids, liquids, and gases and the transformations they undergo in combination with each other. Chemists engage in observation, analysis and experimentation. They break natural substances down into their components, replicate in the laboratory chemical processes that occur in the physical world and create substances to fulfill specific needs. Chemical discoveries play an important role in helping us understand the world around us. Biochemistry, the study of chemical compounds and processes that occur in living organisms, has emerged as a field with growing impact on our ability to diagnose and treat diseases in animals, plants and humans.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Research
  • Marketing
  • Technical Sales
  • Quality Control Production
  • Agriculture Laboratories
  • Government Laboratories
  • Lab Chemist

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Science Education
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences

What’s special about this program?

 

Chemistry and Biochemistry majors at the University of Delaware benefit from all the resources of a leading graduate research program, combined with the department's strong commitment to undergraduate education. The diversity of course offerings presents students with various choices and degree options. Faculty members also reserve roles for undergraduate participation in their professional research. The department has also been very successful in maintaining a dynamic program that incorporates the latest discoveries and methods and is one of the few departments to offer an undergraduate degree in biochemistry, which is currently the fastest-growing aspect of the field.

Get Involved

American Chemical Society Student Affiliates

American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Sample curriculum

CHEM111

General Chemistry I

 

CHEM112

General Chemistry II

 

CHEM115

Intro to Chemical Sciences

 

CHEM120

Quantitative Chemistry

 

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

MATH241

Anal. Geom. & Calculus A

 

MATH242

Anal. Geom. & Calculus B

 

   

Foreign Language Courses

 

  University Breadth Courses

CHEM331

 

Organic Chemistry I

CHEM332

 

Organic Chemistry II

CHEM333

 

Organic Chemistry Lab

CHEM334

 

Organic Chemistry Lab

CHEM357

 

Inorganic Chemistry I,

MATH243

 

Anal. Geom. & Calculus C

PHYS201

 

General Physics I

PHYS202

 

General Physics II
 

Elective Courses

 

  University Breadth Courses
CHEM437

Instrumental Methods

 

CHEM438

Instrumental Methods Lab

 

CHEM443

Physical Chemistry I

 

CHEM444

Physical Chemistry II

 

CHEM445

Physical Chemistry Lab I

 

CHEM446

Physical Chemistry Lab II

 

CHEM457

Inorganic Chemistry

 

CHEM458

Inorganic Chemistry Lab

 

CHEM527

Biochemistry

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses
   
   
CHEM465

Seminar

 

CHEM468

Undergraduate Research

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses

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