Located in vibrant 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.
Our department runs one of the largest chemistry and biochemistry undergraduate degree programs in the nation. We also offer a chemistry minor and master’s and Ph.D. degrees, and we serve many non-majors, with more than 3,000 undergraduates taking at least one introductory chemistry course annually.
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