The Department of Chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University offers unique opportunities for interdisciplinary study at both the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as course offerings in the traditional areas of chemistry. We hope that this Web site will communicate our enthusiasm for chemistry, and you will be prompted to look more closely at our programs and offerings.

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Research

The Department of Chemistry’s research laboratories provide space for more than 70 graduate students, postdoctoral research associates and faculty to conduct research in a safe and spacious environment.

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Why Choose Chemistry?

The application of chemistry to technology helps to enrich our quality of life in numerous ways by providing new solutions to problems in health, materials, and energy usage.

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About us

Our department has 40 faculty members, approximately 60 graduate students and nearly 500 undergraduate chemistry majors. VCU Chemistry ranks in the top 20 nationally in BS degrees in Chemistry.

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