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Pursue a degree or take courses in chemistry. Undergraduates can consider our five-year BS/MS degree program.
Our PhD program features internationally recognized research and a small student/faculty ratio.
Our research spans virtually all areas of modern chemical research and related fields.
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November 29, 2021
Congratulations to chemistry students Karla R. Sanchez Lievanos (Knowles Group),  ...
September 30, 2021
Congratulations to Elena Quigley (they/them/theirs) with the Nilsson Group on being selected as ...
September 27, 2021
We are pleased to announce that Michael Neidig has been appointed as the new Marshall D. Gates, Jr. ...
September 7, 2021
It is with deep sorrow that we share news of the passing of Robert K. Boeckman, Jr., Marshall D. Gat ...
July 30, 2021
Todd Krauss, chair of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Rochester, and his fellow res ...
Highlighting the diversity of backgrounds and perspectives in the Department of Chemistry Faculty, Students and Staff...
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Because of its size and resources, our departments infrastructure ranks among the best in the nation, with state-of-the-art instrumentation, labs, and technologies.
Hutchison Hall, which houses the department, is named in honor of Charles Force Hutchison, a chemistry student and University benefactor who graduated in 1897.
The study of chemistry at Rochester has thrived and grown since the Universitys founding in 1850.
A big leap forward in using iron catalysts for pharmaceuticals
Researchers at Rochester and Maryland describe a novel cross-coupling reaction that could lead to a cheaper way to develop chemical compounds for pharmaceuticals.Continue Reading