Welcome to the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Discover chemical and biochemical phenomena through scientific inquiry

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science at FAU. The Department offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, including the ACS-certified B.S. degree in chemistry, the B.S. degree with a Biochemistry concentration, the Honors Program in Chemistry, and the Doctoral and  Master's  graduate degrees in Chemistry. Research conducted by faculty in the Department contributes to most major fields of chemistry, such as organic chemistry, biochemistry, and physical chemistry, as well as cross-disciplinary research areas that include chemical biology and medicinal chemistry, biophysical chemistry, materials chemistry, natural products chemistry, and environmental chemistry. We invite you to explore and consider our  wide  variety of programs for undergraduate and graduate student research, which  can  lead you to a fulfilling career as a chemist in academia or industry .