Undergraduate Research
2016 Chemistry Summer Research Program (see larger photo)

Furman's Chemistry Department offers one of the nation's largest summer research program for undergraduates to work side-by-side with faculty members in an intensive and meaningful research environment. The program provides a hands-on experience inside the laboratory with the opportunity for students to achieve publishable results and present their findings at the nation's leading conferences.


Mentorship in the laboratory

Each chemistry major has an opportunity to join a faculty member's research laboratory. These faculty-led research groups expose students to modern technology and instrumentation, and help them develop problem-solving skills in the chemical sciences.

Our faculty are experts in every major area of chemistry, ensuring our students will be challenged and intellectually engaged in their projects. We recruit faculty based on their enthusiasm for working with undergraduate students and sustaining active research labs. Under the guidance of these dedicated teachers and researchers, our students gain a partner in data collection and analysis, and receive guidance on how to communicate their findings.

Find a research lab in your area of interest:


Faculty-student publications

Our focus on undergraduate research provides an experience that is rare among universities. Our students conduct and collaborate on independent research projects that are often reserved for graduate students at other schools. In fact, our students often present their research alongside faculty and graduate students from other institutions. In the past five years alone, we have sent more than 150 students to present at national research conferences. And since 2010, our undergraduates have co-authored 30 peer-reviewed manuscripts, including articles in prestigious journals such as Analytical Chemistry, Angewandte Chemie, Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, The Journal of Chemical Education, The Journal of Organic Chemistry, and The Journal of Physical Chemistry. This experience ensures our graduates are well prepared for pursuing careers or earning advanced degrees in chemistry. ​​​​​​​​

​​View our faculty-student publications.

Connect with Admission

Furman University is one of the nation's premier undergraduate liberal arts colleges. We offer outstanding academics, opportunities for a broad range of talented students with a passion for learning, a robust arts program, and NCAA Division I athletics.

Want more information about the admission process at Furman?

Contact us

Once you see our campus, making the right college decision will be so much easier.

Plan a visit

Undergraduate Evening Studies provides adults the opportunity to receive an education from one of the premier liberal arts universities in the nation.

Whether you are starting or continuing your education, or have been away from the classroom for a few months or several years, our program provides many services to assist you with accomplishing your educational and professional goals.

Apply now

Our graduate studies program is designed for the professional educator.

We know the challenges teachers and administrators face every day, and we are committed to helping you become a leader within your school system or district.

Apply now
  • Furman University