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The Eberly College of Science

Department of Chemistry



Endless opportunities.

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Chemistry Undergraduate Program

We provide a program that’s flexible enough to meet your specific interests. Through research and co-op opportunities, you’ll put your classroom knowledge into practice to prepare for a wide range of careers.

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We encourage you to excel in your graduate studies, to develop and enhance your scientific passion, and to contribute to the scientific community at large.

Chemistry Graduate Program

Chemistry Research Areas

We eliminate barriers, creating a dynamic research environment that combines specialities to help address pressing challenges.

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Chemistry Research Facilities

The department’s cutting-edge research facilities offer faculty and students powerful tools for innovation. 

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University Institutes and Centers

Our interdisciplinary institutes and centers strengthen our research offering across the university, while providing meaningful training opportunities for graduate students.

Chemistry Building during the summer.
Chemistry Spotlight

Featured stories from around the department

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Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Chemistry David Allara awarded 2022 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience

A new method allows researchers to determine the structure and abundance of transfer RNAs in living cells.

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Determining the structure of small RNAs

The first four projects funded by the Patricia and Stephen Benkovic Research Initiative at Penn State have been announced.

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First round of funded projects announced from the Benkovic Research Initiative

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