Department of Chemistry




We are proud of our department and our undergraduate program — its national ranking, the international reputations of a number of our faculty member, and our building with its excellent facilities for both teaching and research.

Our Bachelor of Science degree, with options in biological science, business, communications, computer science, education, and polymer science, allows our undergraduates to receive a quality education and go on to positions in industry, to professional schools, or to graduate chemistry programs in highly regarded institutions.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

The basic chemistry degree includes A&S General Education Requirements, core chemistry courses, and electives.

Undergrad Research & Education

Learn more about the various research, education, and job opportunities to augment your academic career.


American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society is a scientific society based around the field of chemistry. Our University of Pittsburgh chapter, holding over 50 undergraduate students, focuses on outreach teaching children the importance and fun of chemistry.



The Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to offer SURF (summer undergraduate research fellowship) positions open to underrepresented minorities in the STEM disciplines and/or female applicants. These positions are offered yearly. Applicants are required to attach their cover letter, official or unofficial transcript, and select four research groups in which they are interested. Click here to apply.




2012-02-02:  This semester we are forming a student professional organization for women in chemistry... (click here for more details).