Chemistry & Biochemistry

What’s Unique about chemistry and biochemistry at UNCG?

  • UNCG’s program is one of only three biochemistry B.S. programs in North Carolina.
  • Students who earn a B.S. chemistry degree are certified by the American Chemical Society as having completed rigorous requirements for undergraduate professional training.
  • Students are encouraged to be involved in faculty research projects and students are frequently included as co-authors or presenters at national conferences for chemical research findings.
  • Active faculty include two UNCG Alumni Teaching Excellence Award winners, four College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence award winners, and one UNC Board of Governors Teaching Excellence Award winner; strong emphasis on teaching.
  • Industry employees, teachers, and others participate in professional and pre-professional activities.

Academic clubs and organizations

  • Skeptical Chemists Club (American Chemical Society Student Affiliates): organizes lectures and seminars for students and arranges social outings
  • Environmental Awareness Foundation: a student club that promotes responsible scientific practices in order to maintain a healthy ecosystem

Student opportunities

  • Student research internships (contact the department for more information)
  • Undergraduate jobs as lab assistants
  • Undergraduate research assistant positions
  • Chemistry/biochemistry internship course

Graduates/Careers

UNCG graduates hold positions such as these:

  • Assistant professor, University of Philippines, Diliman
  • Certifying scientist, Ameritox, Greensboro, N.C.
  • Laboratory manager, Mass Spectrometry Facility, North Carolina State University
  • Staff Scientist in analytical sciences/metabolomics at the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) in Kannapolis, N.C.
  • Analytical/R&D lab manager for Qvape Juice, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Faculty of chemistry at the National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Quality and regulatory safety associate with New Chapter Inc., a subsidiary of Procter & Gamble, Brattleboro, Vt.
  • Assistant professor in the faculty of pharmacy at the Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan.

Professional Organizations and Accreditation

  • The American Chemical Society
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Chemistry & Biochemistry

435 Sullivan Science Building

336.334.5714

Department Chair/Director:
Mitchell Croatt

Available Curriculum

Majors:
B.A. Chemistry, B.S. Chemistry, B.S. Biochemistry, Pre-Pharmacy

Minors:
Chemistry

Graduate:
M.S., M.S. with Concentration in Biochemistry, Ph.D. in Medicinal Biochemistry

Common Interests

Chemistry
Climate
Environment
Health & Wellness
Medicine
STEM