Why choose chemistry?
Penn State offers a chemistry major focused on skill-building and practical experience through our world-class laboratory facilities and specialized lab courses as well as innovative learning environments in our lecture courses. The chemistry experience is more than lectures and labs. Students can connect outside the classroom through on-campus clubs and student organizations, like the Nittany Chemical Society and Women in the Sciences and Engineering. The chemistry community at Penn State is warm and welcoming, and many of our students graduate with life-long friends and mentors.
From the classroom to the lab, innovation is always in the air at Penn State. We are constantly working to offer students exciting and challenging educational experiences, in and outside the classroom. Keep reading to learn how we’re leading the way in education and research!
What our students and alumni are saying about our Chemistry Community