Honors in Chemistry Program

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has established the Honors in Chemistry Program (HCP) for outstanding chemistry undergraduate students. Students are encouraged to join the program after they have met the HCP eligibility requirements.

The mission of the HCP is to provide an enriched learning experience for high-performing students. The program focuses on the enhancement of research and communication skills required for scientists. Specifically, the program provides opportunities for students to build the strong foundation of quality educational and research experiences in an environment that stresses collaborative and multidisciplinary approaches to problem solving, ethical guidelines, and superior oral and written communication skills. These efforts will give students a positive perspective on working in the interdisciplinary research field and prepare them better for continuation of their education in a graduate program and/or for a highly competitive STEM job market.

Benefits to students include:

  • Increased opportunities to develop a high-level of proficiency in skills required for graduate school and careers in science
  • Direct participation in cutting-edge research experiences
  • Increased interaction with Faculty members of the Department
  • Completion of the undergraduate degree with upper-division Honors distinction