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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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Our graduate program boasts a unique educational opportunity, allowing students substantial flexibility in developing a Ph.D. experience uniquely suited to their personal interests and goals. 

Chemistry Graduate Program

Chemistry Research Areas

We offer dynamic research environments that combine specialities to 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.

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Chemistry Spotlight

News from around the department

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Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Chemistry David Allara awarded 2022 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience

A new method allows researchers to determine the structure and abundance of transfer RNAs in living cells.

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Determining the structure of small RNAs

The first four projects funded by the Patricia and Stephen Benkovic Research Initiative at Penn State have been announced.

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First round of funded projects announced from the Benkovic Research Initiative

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