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Undergraduate Research

Grad students aren't the only ones who do research!

As a Chemistry major you have the unique opportunity to conduct high-level research in the laboratories of our faculty researchers.

Gain such valuable skills as how to design and conduct experiments, write research reports, and make oral and poster presentations at scientific meetings.

You may even get to publish!

Together with your faculty mentor, you chose the topic of your experiment. Do it for credit, or volunteer your time. Whatever you choose, all that research experience will help you land that great job, or get into that super competitive graduate school.


Chem 30100, 30200, 30300
Chemistry majors can graduate "with Honors" by taking all courses of Honors Research, worth 3 credits each. Anyone with a 3.000 GPA or better in their Major subject is eligible.


Chem 31001, 31002, 31003, 31004
The credit values for the Independent Study courses are incremental; i.e., 31001 is 1 credit, 31002 is 2 credits, etc. You may take any combination of credits, with a maximum of 4 per semester, 9 in total. To register, a student must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater in Chemistry.

For complete information on research courses for credit, see the Guidelines for Research Studies.

To register, contact the Chemistry Department's Undergraduate Research Supervisor: Professor Simon Simms (212) 650-8402.


Chemistry Faculty and Research

Science Undergraduate Research Information Center (SURIC)


Several centers and programs within the Chemistry department and Science Division offer research opportunities to undergraduates. See Research Institutes.