Ready to excel? The UAB Department of Chemistry offers one of the strongest and most innovative chemistry programs in the entire Southeast. Why come to us? Here are just a few reasons:

Undergraduate chemistry students (male and female) in a classroom. Chemistry is the Future

Chemistry is at the forefront of the discoveries that change our lives — the clothes we wear, the air we breathe, the cars we drive, the drugs we take. Chemists create new materials, technologies, and medicines; they solve problems like pollution and energy conservation; they even identify better cooking methods.

Career Options

Many of our students want to become chemists, which means graduate school and advanced degrees. Many others want to be doctors, optometrists, or pharmicists, or go into other health-related professions. If this is what you want to do, we'll help you get there. But you don't have go to graduate school. You could also become a teacher, a forensic scientist, technical writer, scientific journalist or illustrator, or a research assistant. You can even apply Chemistry to intellectual property/patent law. The possibilities are endless — learn more on our careers page.

Why UAB?

So why study chemistry here? Here are just a few reasons:

Want to Know More?

We invite you to explore this website. Learn about our programs, our faculty, our facilities, and all the rest we have to offer. Do you have questions? We want you to ask them! The chemistry advisor will be happy to give you answers.