At the University of Kansas, you'll find a state-of-the-art Department of Chemistry at your disposal. We boast world-class research diversity, interdisciplinary training and collaboration between faculty and students.

As a worldwide leader in training and research in chemistry, KU's Department of Chemistry is highly interdisciplinary in nature, spanning research in and collaboration with:

  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

Always striving to provide the best possible opportunities for our students, we are acquiring new facilities and equipment at an amazing rate.

Research support facilities include:

  • Biochemical Research Service Laboratory
  • Instrumentation Design Laboratory
  • Mass Spectrometry Laboratory
  • Molecular Graphics and Modeling Laboratory
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Laboratory
  • X-ray Crystallography Laboratory
  • Glassblowing and Instrument Shops

Anschutz Library contains more than 300,000 books and periodicals spanning fields of chemistry, biochemistry, physics, geology and pharmacy.

Career options: 

A degree in chemistry prepares you for further and deeper study in the field, and for a career in a variety of industries. Sales, research, education and writing are some examples of careers awaiting you after graduation. To learn more about career options, visit the KU Career Center website.

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