Why CMU for Chemistry?
- Approximately 90% of our chemistry majors participate in undergraduate research projects.
- Carnegie Mellon chemistry majors go on to excellent positions in companies like Proctor & Gamble and Reckitt Benckiser and to top Ph.D. programs such as at Cal Tech, MIT, UC Berkeley, Northwestern, Harvard and Stanford.
- Carnegie Mellon offers the Health Professions Program for those interested in going to medical, pharmacy, veterinary, or dental school or pursuing another health-related career such as physical therapy.
- A special honors program enables students to earn both a B.S. and an M.S. in 4 years.
- The Carnegie Mellon faculty is internationally recognized for research accomplishments in many areas including studies of biomolecules, green and environmental chemistry, and polymer science.
- The Chemistry faculty is dedicated to teaching excellence. Several Chemistry faculty have received national, university and college awards, developed innovative courses, and used technology to enhance their teaching.
- The curriculum is flexible enough that many students choose to complete double majors, minors and various degree options involving a concentration of 4 to 8 related courses.
- Chemistry majors receive considerable personal attention from faculty advisors throughout their Carnegie Mellon education to help in selecting courses, finding research or internship opportunities, and deciding on their next educational or career choices.
- Innovative laboratory experiences that prepare students to fully engage in research activities are offered in state-of-the-art facilities in Doherty Hall. The sequence of four required 12-unit laboratory courses offers a rich diversity of experiences in modern instrumental methods of analysis and synthesis explored through project-oriented activities that build excellent problem solving skills.
- Elective laboratory courses are available. You can explore the kitchen as a laboratory in 09-109, The Kitchen Chemistry Sessions. Those of you with an interest in the fine arts can work side by side with students from The School of Art in 09-341, The Art and Science of Color. Class activities include the synthesis of inorganic pigments in the laboratory that are incorporated into projects in the art studio.
- Our program is uniquely interdisciplinary. Students are able to take a variety of courses and pursue research projects in biology, biochemistry, materials chemistry, environmental science, and even business. The university supports students combining their varied interests through Science and Humanities Scholars program and a Bachelor of Science and Arts degree.
For further information or to arrange a visit to the department, please contact Karen Stump, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Director of Laboratories (firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-268-2340).