Students have the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research while receiving academic credit.

Introduction to Chemical Research

Through Introduction to Chemical Research (CHEM 1189), students gain an introduction to the field of research within the laboratory of a Chemistry faculty mentor.

Undergraduate Research

In Undergraduate Research (CHEM 3189), students conduct an original research investigation under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The student is required to submit a brief report at the end of each semester.

Independent Study

Through Independent Study (CHEM 3199), students participate in an original independent study of their choice under the guidance of a Chemistry faculty mentor. An independent research paper summarizes a student's work at the end of the semester.


An Independent Study Authorization Form can be used to enroll in CHEM 3189 or CHEM 3199, with its primary purpose being to add a unique corresponding project title to a student's transcript.