Chemistry is the central science, and its principles operate in all aspects of our daily lives. Understanding chemistry is fundamental in understanding the world around us, everything from energy to biology, medicine to materials, and more. Our Department offers an exceptional foundational undergraduate program as well as three graduate degrees, including one interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Chemical Physics. Research is conducted in state-of-the-art facilities at the University as well as through scientific collaborations at research centers across the country.

Recent news from the Department of Chemistry

Andrew Siciliano smiles in front of a brick building and a leafy tree.

Geology student receives Goldwater Scholarship

Andrew Siciliano wants to pursue geochemistry research

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Hitchcock Center for Chemical Ecology 2024 symposium merges disciplines at the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe

Paul Alan Cox sits in a lab space with bottles of chemicals and pipettes behind him.

Visit Lake Tahoe on May 30 to learn about “The Promise of Chemical Ecology”

Neurodegenerative disease prevention, “blue zones” and environmental conservation to be discussed at the Hitchcock Center for Chemical Ecology keynote presentation

State-of-the-art facilities Explore facilities and available equipment, including a full list of laboratory support staff.
Female student conducting an experiment using a chemistry glove box.
Hitchcock Center for Chemical Ecology Promoting interdisciplinary collaborations in the field of chemical ecology.
Chris Jeffrey inspecting a leaf in the jungle.