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The Chemistry Undergraduate Program Office is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. You may reach us via email at or by phone at (814) 865-9391.
Department of Chemistry

Undergraduate Program

The chemistry major is designed to take you where you want to go. Penn State offers an innovative curriculum to help students succeed in the chemical industry, academia, medicine, education, and so much more.  With great career and research opportunities, there’s never been a better time to choose chemistry at Penn State.

Why choose chemistry?

Penn State offers a chemistry major focused on skill-building and practical experience through our world-class laboratory facilities and specialized lab courses as well as innovative learning environments in our lecture courses. The chemistry experience is more than lectures and labs. Students can connect outside the classroom through on-campus clubs and student organizations, like the Nittany Chemical Society and Women in the Sciences and Engineering. The chemistry community at Penn State is warm and welcoming, and many of our students graduate with life-long friends and mentors.

What our students and alumni are saying about our Chemistry Community

I have frequently discussed my classes and lab work with students attending other universities...and they are always shocked by the outstanding nature of the chemistry curriculum offered at Penn State. I believe that the chemistry department at Penn State is truly unique because...the faculty within the department are highly dedicated to not only enriching the curriculum, but to student success both in and out of the classroom."
Katie Bormes, Chemistry Alumna
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