I gained perspective on what being an academic chemist entails, and what my future as a graduate student, post-doctoral scholar and, hopefully, professor will involve."

James Cox (2019 graduate)

As an undergraduate, you have a number of opportunities to conduct research with our outstanding faculty, graduate students, and post-doctorates.

Two female students doing an experiment

Participating in a research project is a good way to develop the skills that research requires, and 60 percent of our chemistry majors are involved in research before they graduate. Research is also an excellent opportunity to get to know our professors. If you are considering graduate school, this is the best way to sample graduate student life.


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    • Stephanie Stathopoulos, Assistant to Director of Undergraduate Studies
    • stephs@umn.edu
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