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From advanced materials to drug development and more, chemistry drives the discoveries and technologies that transform our lives in the 21st century. With a bachelor's degree from UAB, you'll be primed for a variety of careers in fields such as healthcare, forensics, journalism, research, and education. No matter what your future holds, we want to give you a competitive edge by offering research opportunities and an honors program to develop critical thinking and communication.

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Chemistry is at the heart of the transformative discoveries and technologies that will change society in the 21st century.

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  • Two UAB graduate students selected for prestigious Alabama EPSCoR Graduate Research Scholars Program
    Two University of Alabama at Birmingham graduate students were recently awarded Alabama EPSCoR Graduate Research Scholars Program awards.
  • UAB Chemistry professor recognized as one of Chemical and Engineering News’ Talented Twelve of 2024
    Outi Keinänen was selected to be a part of Chemical and Engineering News’ 2024 class of the Talented Twelve.
  • UAB’s 12 new construction and renovation projects transforming campus, supporting strategic initiatives
    UAB’s strategic planning continues to blaze its path to improve more lives by leveraging construction projects that include new and enhanced facilities across the institution, blooming green spaces and art installations.