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Choosing to pursue a degree in Furman University’s Chemistry Department¬†will prepare you to solve global challenges related to health, security, and energy independence. Our students work on cutting-edge research in a laboratory environment and are exposed to modern instrumentation and technology.

With a degree from Furman, you’ll be prepared to pursue an advanced degree or career at some of the nation’s top graduate schools, medical schools, and businesses.

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Our students are among the nation’s leaders in publishing and presenting their findings on contemporary problems including:

  • Preparing and characterizing novel nanomaterials
  • Understanding the chemistry of living systems
  • Developing new energy technologies
  • Expanding the toolbox for chemical and medical diagnostics
  • Synthesizing natural products and pharmaceuticals

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Program Overview

Choose from three tracks of study: chemistry, biochemistry or environmental chemistry‚Äč.

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Student Experiences

Our program guarantees hands-on experience in our labs.

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Undergraduate Research

The 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.

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Meet Our Faculty

Our faculty lead individual laboratories and work with students one-on-one on meaningful research projects.

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Facilities & Resources

We are housed in the Charles H. Townes Science Center, which sports multimedia classrooms, research laboratories, computer labs, and study lounges.

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