Modern courses, supportive faculty: earn a
Chemistry degree from UW-Stevens Point
The Department of Chemistry at the University of
Wisconsin-Stevens Point offers
challenging and modern coursework in a supportive learning environment. Chemistry
appeals to us because it touches on each branch of the physical sciences
including biology, earth science and environmental science. If you love
science, our university will feel like home to you.
chemistry courses, including laboratories, are taught by 16 Ph.D.-trained
chemists who excel as instructors and mentors. Our faculty's expertise
encompasses every sub-discipline of chemistry. We are an American Chemical
Society (ACS) approved department which means that our facilities, instrument
holdings, resources, faculty expertise and curriculum meet stringent ACS
guidelines. Students appreciate our state-of-the-art equipment and
faculty-directed research opportunities.
can earn a chemistry degree or an ACS-certified chemistry degree. By taking
four additional polymer chemistry courses in their third and fourth years,
students can earn a chemistry degree with a polymer option. Other options
include a chemistry major for teacher certification and a biochemistry major,
managed with the UW-Stevens Point Department of Biology.
sizes are small, particularly for upper-level courses. Each chemistry major is
assigned an academic adviser who is a chemistry faculty member. Many students elect to participate in the ACS
Student Chemistry Club. This group has regular meetings, performs outreach
activities and organizes social events, uniting students and
The success of our students is a tribute to the
effectiveness of our program. About 35 percent of our graduates go on to earn advanced degrees. Our other students secure jobs in government labs, the private sector and schools.