Explore Chemistry

Thank you for exploring the UK Chemistry Department! A Chemistry degree is one of the most valuable degrees you can earn at college. The department prides itself on providing a complete, rigorous, and up-to-date education that prepares you for a wide variety of careers. Because our faculty maintain active research programs, they know what chemistry majors need to learn to succeed in a career in chemistry or an allied profession. Chemistry majors benefit from close contact with these dynamic, inspiring professors in both the classroom and the laboratory.

Our graduates can find high paying, intellectually satisfying careers immediately upon graduation. Our graduates are in high demand in fields as diverse as pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, polymers and other modern materials, manufacturing, environmental monitoring and testing, construction, education (all levels), public policy, law, business, and of course, medicine.

Matthew Farmer is a recent graduate of the Chemistry Department. In this video, he details his "amazing" undergraduate experience.

You can read more about Matthew's experience here, or continue below for links to more information.

Descriptions of Chemistry Majors - Click this link to find information on several options, four-year plans, career information and more!)

Other major options include...

Minor in Chemistry

Chemistry Department Awards, Fellowships & Scholarships

Undergraduate Research in Chemistry

ChemCats (Undergraduate Student Organization)

Undergraduate Research (Office of Undergraduate Research)

4 year plan - https://www.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Chemistry%20BS%20Traditional.pdf

Education Abroad

UK Core - http://bulletin.uky.edu/content.php?catoid=7&navoid=294

AP/IB/Dual Credit

Transfer Equivalencies - https://admission.uky.edu/transfer/equivalencies