Undergraduate Research

 Undergraduate research is an important component of the undergraduate degree program in the department of chemistry and biochemistry.  

CHEM 495 Senior Research

Methods of chemical research through a research project under the supervision of a department faculty member.  


CHEM 499 Independent Study

Special topics in chemistry selected in consultation with the instructor and approval of department chair.  May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. 


CHEM 472B Advances In Biotechnology Laboratory

Second semester exploring biotechnology techniques for gene product analysis:  DNA sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, predicting amino acid changes, protein overproduction, enzyme function assays, protein identification/preparation by gel techniques, immunoblotting.  Prerequisites include BIOL 472A/CHEM 472A


CHEM 490 Internship in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Work on projects in industrial, governmental or medical laboratories.  May count as a career breadth requirement units for chemistry majors or substituted for CHEM 495 with permission.    

CHEM 492 Sustainability Projects

Interdisciplinary teams work on real world problems related to sustainability on campus or in the community.