Department of Chemistry
Welcome to the Department of Chemistry!
Thank you for your interest in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Nevada, Reno.
We are a teaching- and research-oriented department offering degrees in Chemistry (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.), and Chemical Physics (Ph.D., jointly with the Physics Department), including bachelor’s degree emphases certified by the American Chemical Society (the Professional Emphasis and the Environmental Emphasis). As a relatively small department, we are able to provide close interactions among students and faculty. Many of our undergraduates and all of our graduate students participate in state-of-the-art chemistry research, working with a faculty mentor. Our graduates go on to employment in academia, industry, and government; many of our Bachelor’s degree graduates are admitted to high-ranked graduate chemistry programs, medical, or dental schools.
Information concerning our faculty can be found here. We are especially pleased to welcome two new faculty members to our department, Laina M Geary and Yiftah Tal Gan, who joined the department in the fall of 2014. Professor Geary is a synthetic organic chemist who is interested in developing methods to: a) catalytically and chemoselectively construct C-C bonds, and b) address problems of biological importance. Professor Tal Gan is a peptide chemist who is looking to develop new synthetic methodologies and construct peptides with medicinal applications.
For those students who are interested in graduate studies in chemistry or chemical physics please visit our graduate studies webpage and the webpage outlining the graduate school application process.
We are located in the Chemistry Building near the center of the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Our web site is designed to provide information for both current and prospective students about our programs and services. Please contact us if you have questions.
The Chemistry Department at Nevada is endowed with a full complement of support services, shops, and laboratories.Learn about our Research
Chemistry leads to careers in medicine, industry and academia.Chemistry Degrees & Programs
Our state-of-the-art laboratories for student use are fully staffed with support personnel.Chemistry Labs
High School Prep
Advanced Placement high school students are encouraged to earn credits on campus.How to prepare
Advising, placement and support information for University Chemistry students.Resources