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.
Join us for Chemistry First Day: Feb. 6, 2021
Are you a prospective UNC Asheville interested in studying chemistry? Register for Chemistry First Day – a virtual event from 10 a.m.-noon – to meet students and faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UNC Asheville, explore the research and teaching laboratories, learn about the admissions process and financial aid including the NSF SSTEM Chemistry Scholars scholarship program, and take a virtual walking tour of campus.
Questions? Email Amanda Wolfe, associate professor of medicinal chemistry and leader of UNC Asheville’s Wolfe Laboratory, working on the discovery and development of novel small molecule antibiotic therapies, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chemistry Scholars Program