The Chemistry Department offers a strong research program for undergraduates with a significant number of chemistry majors conducting Honors Research as a capstone course.
The guidelines for pursuing Honors Research (Chem 495/496) are set by the College and require permission of the individual faculty research advisor. Students must enroll for 3 credits/semester, and are expected to put forth a rigorous research effort. Honors Research culminates with an oral defense of the research thesis. Although Honors Research is more time consuming, graduating with Honors in Chemistry Research will be a highlight on your resume and will be looked upon highly by graduate and professional programs. Past Honors theses are listed on the Charles Center website.
The registration time of 3-3:50 pm on Fridays for Honors Research (Chem 495/496) is the period for the required attendance at department seminars. Actual research times are arranged with the faculty mentor.
Deadline and application information can be found on the Charles Center website.
NOTE: For the honors committee, the Chemistry Department requires an advisor, two chemistry members and one member from another department.