As a relatively small department, students benefit from the personal attention of faculty advisors throughout their academic career at the university. The advisors for each class of students are knowledgeable about the various degree requirements as well as a ways to pursue a variety of chemistry careers.
Also see the Frequently Asked Questions page which answers many questions about degrees other and options. Go to the Degrees area for information on degrees and other programs available to chemistry majors.
Each year the department and college recognize a large number of students for their outstanding work both in the classroom and in research. This page provides a brief description of each award.
Small Undergraduate Research Grants (SURG)
The university-wide Undergraduate Research Initiative solicits proposals from students each year for up to $500 to cover the costs of their research. Many chemistry majors take advantage of this opportunity to develop proposal writing skills which are useful throughout a scientific career. Here is a list of recent recipients of these grants for chemistry projects.
Publications Co-authored by Faculty and Students
Because so many of our undergraduates are involved in research (typically 90% or more), many students contribute sufficiently to ongoing projects that they may be cited as co-authors of journal articles about their projects. This page provides a list of publications with the undergraduate names highlighted.
Where Chemistry Graduates Go?
Find out where recent chemistry majors ended up after graduation. Also find out what average salaries for CMU graduates with a B.S. in chemistry.
Internship and Study Abroad
Many chemistry students have had internships at both universities and in industry. Find out where and how to get your own internship. Study abroad is also encouraged by the chemistry department.
Career Opportunites and Internships
The Career Center offers credential services where they will hold confidential letters of recommendation and mail them on request. Career information and internships can be found at the Mellon College of Science career page is maintained by Renee Starek, the consultant for all students in the Mellon College of Science.
Chemistry Department Student Advisory Committee (SAC)
The Chemistry Department welcomes input from students concerning the undergraduate program. An advisory committee called the Chemistry SAC (Student Advisory Committee) is formed each year with representatives from each class. See the Chemistry SAC website for more details about meetings
Mellon College of Science Dean's Student Advisory Committee
The MCS Dean's SAC is a student advisory committee whose mission is to address the issues of the MCS undergraduate community.