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Chemistry and Biochemistry Programs

It takes someone who understands how much matter matters.

Whether you’re looking for a bachelor’s degree, minor, or certificate, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has a program to satisfy your chemistry cravings.

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Chemistry Research Certificate

As a chemistry or biochemistry major, this is your chance to engage in research combined with some more research. No, really. You’ll learn about research methods, research interests, and the foundations of research—all related to chemistry, of course. Basically, if you love research and chemistry and want to learn more about all of it, this is the certificate for you.

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Program Highlights

  • The acquisition of scientific and technical knowledge
  • The development of analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Support from the Mastodon community
  • A prestigious Purdue education



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Requirements and Curriculum Overview

Our comprehensive curriculum and diverse requirements will challenge you to go further than you ever imagined. Check out what you can expect as you advance through our program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes: 

  • Analyze, synthesize, and comprehend experimental and computational data describing the physical universe
  • Learn precise measuring techniques and careful as well as meticulous record keeping
  • Become proficient in fundamental organic synthetic methods
  • Develop independent problem-solving skills as well as the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment on complex chemical systems
  • Learn basic tools and concepts for efficient use of chemical literature, including multiple computerized databases
  • Analyze sources for relevance and authority and to learn how scientific writings are constructed according to style