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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina Wilmington has established a tradition of excellence in undergraduate and masters level graduate education. Our top notch faculty combine award winning classroom instruction with cutting-edge, student-centered research to provide an ideal environment for training tomorrow's scientists, physicians and teachers. In addition to our traditional Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science (ACS Certified) and Masters of Science degrees, we offer innovative online Masters degrees.

Unique Programs

On-line Masters Degree

UNCW MS Chemistry Update

A new option entitled "Chemical Studies Option" has been approved. This is particularly suitable for those with an interest in education, business, or clinical sciences. All courses are available over the internet. The non-thesis option requires a total of 36 graduate credits, all available over the internet, that combine a minimum of 21 hours of graduate course work in chemistry and typically at least 9 hours approved by the student's advisory committee. Learn More.

To get a more complete picture of the breadth and depth of our program, take a look at our research areas or peruse individual faculty pages. For more information about becoming a chemistry major, contact us at

Scholarships for Chemistry Majors

The department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, through the generosity of our donors, is pleased to offer scholarships to a select group of our majors. Applications open in February and can be accessed through SeaNet.

Help with Courses and Careers

Find tutors and the schedule for Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions.

Chemistry Career Network
A service that puts students in touch with potential employers in the area.

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