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We offer a world-class education in our classrooms and laboratories.

We have a long history of being a national and international leader with our academic offerings, laboratory teaching, and research opportunities.

Education opportunities

  • Our education programs consistently rank among the top 25 percent in the nation.
  • Our teaching and laboratories reflect the latest teaching methods.
    • Online courses, guided-inquiry and problem-based laboratories, green chemistry, and small-group learning are part of our modern teaching repertoire.
  • Our faculty have received top University honors for their teaching, mentoring, and advising.
    • 15 current professors are members of the University's Academy of Distinguished Teachers
  • Our students engage in cutting-edge and breakthrough research in our own laboratories and with multi-disciplinary, collaborative research centers.
    • Chemistry is critical for solving some of society's most important human health, energy, and environment problems.
    • Academic institutions, companies, and industries throughout the world collaborate with us on research.

Service

  • Our students participate in myriad outreach activities in the department and community.

Bright future

  • Our graduates are hired by a range of companies and academic institutions.
  • Our alumni have enormous societal impact as academicians, K-12 teachers, scientists and managers in industrial and government laboratories, and in a diverse array of other fields.

Opportunities for Students

UMN Department of Chemistry Grad Student Video - HD

Our professors and students talk about the opportunities for research, leadership, and collaboration in the Department of Chemistry.