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Chemistry Department

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry of the University of Hartford. If there is anything about the department or our programs that you cannot find here, contact us at chemistry@hartford.edu, call 860.768.4531, or write to us at the address under contact information in the navigation. The best way to learn about the department and to meet the faculty is a personal visit. A campus visit can be arranged by contacting us or the Office of Admissions.

Whether your current goal is a career in chemistry, biochemistry, a medical profession, environmental law, forensics, a food science, chemical physics, or any other related discipline, the department offers major programs designed to furnish a thorough foundation in the various areas of chemistry leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science as described in the General Information section.

The Department of Chemistry is included on the list of departments approved by the American Chemical Society. The Bachelor of Science program in chemistry is designed to meet the standards set by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society. Students who complete that BS program will be certified to the ACS upon graduation. A BS joint major in chemistry and biology is offered as an ideal program for students interested in medical, dental, or veterinary schools or in graduate study in biology or biochemistry interdisciplinary programs.

One of the important opportunities for chemistry and chemistry-biology students is to participate in an active research program with a faculty mentor. Some students begin as early as their first year, depending on the student's laboratory background. Faculty interests encompass many areas in the forefront of chemistry, so students have a wide range of options for projects. A number of students have been co-authors on publications in top peer-reviewed national research journals as a result of their undergraduate research experiences. They have also had opportunities to present their findings at regional and national professional meetings.