Both departments in the College of Chemistry rank among the most
prominent in their fields, and both are renowned for their breadth of
activity in a diverse range of subdisciplines and applications.
Nowhere else will you find such a wide selection of offerings in
chemical sciences and applications. Four centers of excellence—in
organic synthesis, theoretical chemistry, catalysis, and analytical
biotechnology—provide special opportunities for both undergraduate
and graduate research. The college is continually modernizing its
facilities, and new equipment arrives constantly. Facilities at the
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are available to many of the
college’s research programs. The California Institute for Quantitative
Biomedical Research (QB3) provides a dynamic interdisciplinary
environment in which students and faculty in the college collaborate
with their colleagues in the physical, mathematical, and biological
sciences and in engineering to conduct cutting-edge research into
biological problems. With only two departments, the college is a relatively
small and comfortable place in which to work. Like
anywhere else, the faculty members have many demands on their
time, but students are able to develop close and satisfying contacts
with a number of faculty members during their stay in the college.
We encourage you to explore our college’s offerings, and we look
forward to serving you.