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Chemistry majors who have completed the prerequisites for Honors Research in Chemistry (CHEM 455, 456) and who have maintained an overall GPA of at least 3.00 in mathematics and science courses are eligible to enter the departmental Honors Program. Only a limited number of students from among those eligible can be admitted into this program each year. The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry’s Research Committee will review applications and make admission recommendations to the department. Those accepted into the program must have concurrent enrollment in CHEM 490 for both CHEM 455 and 456.  


Please complete all sections of the application form and return via email ( it to the Undergraduate Coordinator. The proposed Research Advisor must also submit an electronic letter of recommendation to the Undergraduate Coordinator agreeing to serve as advisor. Questions may be directed to or

Honors Program Application Form

Program Highlights

Students in the program participate in chemistry research under the direction of a faculty member and complete the requirements for undergraduate attendance at the weekly Department seminar. Students may apply to the program by submitting an honors program application.

Course Catalog

Review admission and course requirements for this degree: