Who We Are

From researching sustainable energy generation to developing new antibiotics naturally produced by bacteria, our dedicated faculty are changing the world with chemistry. And now it’s your turn.

UNC Asheville’s Chemistry & Biochemistry Department is structured to allow for continuous access to faculty. Chemistry majors receive a good deal of individual attention from faculty and have laboratory experiences not usually available in undergraduate courses.

Qualifying chemistry majors can receive scholarships, research support, and mentoring through the Chemistry Scholars Program and the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Scholars Program.

What You’ll Learn

Chemistry majors can customize their course of study to their interests built upon our foundation courses in general, inorganic, organic, analytical and physical chemistry, and biochemistry. You will get to solve problems you are passionate about, from the atomic level to the earth’s environment, for example. You’ll learn how to analyze molecular structures and reactions, interpret data, and understand the interdisciplinary nature of science—preparing you for graduate programs and careers in medicine, veterinary science, teaching, government, and beyond.

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Chemistry Scholars Program

The Chemistry Scholars Program offers excellent student support services, research opportunities, and scholarships for Chemistry majors.

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Student Organizations & Clubs

Chemistry majors are welcome to join our active chapter of the American Chemical Society, Women in STEM club, and more.

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