Department of Chemistry


Our concentrators undertake an academically rigorous course of study which advances knowledge and discovery to prepare students to succeed in a complex and changing world.

Research experiences and coursework reflect Brown's intellectual independence: students choose courses and research groups based on their own individual interests and goals. Brown's Open Curriculum allows students to discover advanced—even graduate-level—courses where chemistry meets biology, medicine, physics, nanoscience, and engineering. Working alongside graduate students and faculty, concentrators actively engage in research from the start of their Brown careers.

Join the Chemistry Department for the CHEM330 hybrid Open House August 28th at 2:00pm. We will discuss placement, syllabi and expectations for this course, and other questions you may have.

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Meeting ID: 938 7070 5717

The Department of Chemistry offers three distinct concentrations: Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Chemical Physics.
The Department of Chemistry recognizes outstanding undergraduates.


Undergraduate students at all levels (first-years, sophomores, juniors, seniors) are actively involved in research with the more than 20 faculty members in the department. In addition, our concentrators do research in departments across the university, such as Cell Biology & Biochemistry, Molecular Pharmacology & Biotechnology, and clinical departments within the Alpert Medical School.

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Chemistry DUG

There is a vibrant Chemistry Department Undergraduate Group (ChemDUG) within the department that holds meetings monthly during the academic year and hosts undergraduate-centered events. 

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Undergraduate Resources