Cornell is an outstanding place to learn chemistry — understanding, investigating, and creating molecules and materials. The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology is home to leading researchers and educators having diverse interests and backgrounds. We welcome you to explore Cornell’s undergraduate chemistry major in the pages below.
Chemistry involves understanding and manipulating matter at the molecular and atomic level. It is an experimental science, guided and inspired by theory. Chemists use careful reasoning and trial-and-error experimentation to create new molecules in order to explore new materials, study biological processes, and develop therapeutics, with the common goal of ultimately improving everyday life.
Information for majors
The Chemistry major offers a flexible route to earning the A.B. degree in Chemistry. The curriculum is organized around the sub-disciplines of Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry.
Resources for undergraduates
Find information ranging from selecting the right course to transferring credits.
Contacts for the undergraduate program
Office of Undergraduate Studies
Dept. of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
131 Baker Laboratory
Ithaca, NY 14853-1301
Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
If you are a prospective student, interested in applying to the major, or have a general question about Chemistry at Cornell, please direct your questions to the Office of Undergraduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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