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The Eberly College of Science
Department of Chemistry



Endless opportunities.

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Chemistry Undergraduate Program

We provide a program that’s flexible enough to meet your specific interests. Through research and co-op opportunities, you’ll put your classroom knowledge into practice to prepare for a wide range of careers.

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We encourage you to excel in your graduate studies, to develop and enhance your scientific passion, and to contribute to the scientific community at large.

Chemistry Graduate Program
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Squire Booker Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Squire Booker, Evan Pugh University Professor of Chemistry at Penn State, was recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Booker will be formally inducted into the academy at a ceremony next year.


Three Penn State chemistry students have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships! Katherine Marak, Megan Steves, and Sylvia Bintrim are recipients of the fellowship. Two additional students, Catherine Douds and Albanie Hendrickson-Stives, received honorable mentions from the NSF.
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Chemistry Spotlight
Chemistry Research Areas

We eliminate barriers, creating a dynamic research environment that combines specialities to help address pressing challenges.

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Chemistry Research Facilities

The department’s cutting-edge research facilities offer faculty and students powerful tools for innovation. 

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University Institutes and Centers

Our interdisciplinary institutes and centers strengthen our research offering across the university, while providing meaningful training opportunities for graduate students.

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