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One-of-a-kind experiences 

Student-faculty research projects, opportunities to present research at national conferences, and using state-of-the-art chemistry instrumentation — these are just a few of the amazing opportunities available while earning a chemistry degree at UW-Eau Claire.  Add to that the campus-wide priorities of service-learning, study abroad, and robust student organizations, and you find an incomparable undergraduate chemistry program with all the perks of the largest universities, but the bonus of small-school instruction. 

Beyond your classrooms, experiments, projects and exams, a degree in chemistry from UW-Eau Claire is about having a rich, diverse and challenging path to self-discovery. Explore all the options linked on this page to see just how diverse and enriching your overall student experience can be as a Blugold chemistry student. 


I joined Dr. Phillips research group when I was only a sophomore and have learned so much since then. It is amazing being able to participate in research so early in my chemistry career, a rare opportunity for undergraduate students. I have presented my project at Bucknell University, University of North Carolina-Asheville, and CERCA here at UWEC. Undergraduate research has been a motivation for me to continue my chemistry studies as a graduate student.

Camilla Soares | chemistry liberal arts

Chemistry research

The hallmark of the chemistry department at UWEC is research — students and faculty in this program lead the way in collaborative projects, published research, and presentations of findings locally and nationwide.

It’s about the research

Student organizations

Check out chemistry student organizations where you’ll meet fellow Blugolds, have some much needed fun, and gain in-depth knowledge.

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Chemistry scholarships

There are many scholarships to be awarded to chemistry students--find out if you qualify!

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climber AND chemist

Just weeks into her freshman year, Rachel Wolters discovered the university’s rock-climbing wall and was immediately hooked.

Reach new heights
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