Mission: Synergies of Research-Centered Learning

Studying chemistry provides a solid foundation for a wide range of career options in the chemical sciences and for admission to graduate schools in the chemical and life sciences, to the health professions and medical school, to business and law schools, and many other fields.  Undergraduate and graduate students will gain empirical knowledge and learn theories that provide scientific abstraction, organization, and explanation, from the very basics to the frontiers of modern science. 

The faculty of Missouri S&T’s department of chemistry share the educational philosophy that places experiential learning in the center of modern science education. Undergraduates are encouraged to join research groups as early as their freshman year and to participate in research throughout their studies.  Undergraduate and graduate education are fully integrated and provide synergy to both mentors and mentees. 

Research in Missouri S&T’s department of chemistry addresses fundamental questions that provide answers to important societal problems.  Building on the traditional sub-disciplines of analytical, inorganic, (bio)organic and physical chemistry, our research groups emphasize inter- and multidisciplinary research with notable strengths in materials science, polymer chemistry, and environmental science. The S&T community is rife of opportunities for interdisciplinary studies and such ambitions are facilitated by world-class centers.