Our undergraduate chemistry program offers students a world-class education in a small city setting. We have a tradition of innovation and excellence and undergraduate education is very important to us. As a chemistry major, you will take courses with some of the finest instructors to be found at UNL.
Our department offers both a Bachelors of Science (B.S.) and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. You will also be free to take part in minors or even double majors in other areas such as biological sciences, computer science, foreign language, geosciences, or physics.
Chemistry majors are eligible for scholarships sponsored by the Department of Chemistry, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Every chemistry major is automatically considered for every Department of Chemistry sponsored scholarship.
As a chemistry major, you will also have the chance to take part in undergraduate research. Our faculty members are known nationally and internationally for the quality of their research, which encompass both the traditional areas of chemistry (analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry) as well as interdisciplinary areas such as biophysical, environmental, and material chemistry. Undergraduate research reinforces and expands classroom learning experiences while allowing students to experience advanced techniques, personalized mentoring, financial support, and the excitement that comes from pushing back the frontiers of science.