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    Why Chemistry?

    Chemists seek simple and practical solutions to complex global problems. You will have the opportunity to be at the center of these problem-solving efforts and learn through hands-on research and creative discovery.

    Majors & Minors
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    Question. Experiment. Discover.

    Our department offers research opportunities in interdisciplinary and fundamental chemical sciences. With theoretical training and experimentation, you will be well prepared for success in your field.

    Research Areas
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    Lead Through Collaboration

    Work closely with your peers, faculty and the vibrant academic community across Seattle and the world to answer key questions by sharing your ideas, discoveries and expertise.

    Working Together
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    Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    We strive to uphold these values in order to promote excellence and a welcoming community for teaching, research, and service.

    Inclusive Chemistry
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    Benefiting Society

    Chemists study the interactions between matter and energy at the molecular level. By understanding how one influences the other, we strive to improve society—with better medicines, stronger materials, and clean renewable energy.

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    Our Master’s and Ph.D. Programs

    Working alongside some of the top chemists in the nation, graduate students push modern chemistry’s boundaries and apply their expertise to become thought leaders.

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Welcome to the Department of Chemistry

Located in bustling Seattle in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, the UW Department of Chemistry fosters a community focused on excellence in teaching and learning through collaborative work, cutting-edge equipment, unique training opportunities, and innovative research experiences. Our faculty, staff, and peers support our undergraduate and graduate students as they gain a holistic STEM education that prepares them for exciting careers in and beyond the field of chemistry.

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