UND offers several options in chemistry:
- The B.S. in Chemistry is certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and provides excellent preparation for graduate or professional work in chemistry.
- The B.S. with a major in Chemistry offers two distinct tracks — physical science and biochemistry — both of which provide flexibility in choosing electives.
- The minor in Chemistry is an excellent complement to any major.
In addition to the undergraduate scholarships offered at UND, the Chemistry Department awards scholarships annually in recognition of academic achievement by outstanding undergraduates, in amounts typically ranging from $100 to $1,000 (depending on the award type and its availability). These awards are typically announced at the time of Homecoming.
UND also offers a US MASTER Scholarship or Undergraduate Scholarships with Mathematics and Science Training in Environmental Research.
The National Science Foundation has awarded to the University of North Dakota Science Team a grant to support a scholarship program to students in biology, chemistry, geography and mathematics.
Research opportunities for undergraduate students are available by arrangement with various research groups through two routes: research credits and as an internship opportunity.
Research Credits can be received through Chem 392 (Special Problems in Chemistry) or Chem 492 (Senior Research). In both courses, each student is assigned (upon request by the student) to a specific research group, to work closely with faculty members and other researchers. The total credits for Chem 392 may not exceed 3 credits. The recommended Chem 392 starting time is the sophomore year. Starting the senior year, students should take Chem 492. Submission of a comprehensive final report is part of the Chem 492 requirements. This course may be used as a Capstone Course in Chemistry for 3 credits (also recognized as Advanced Communication credit). The Chem 492 may be repeated for up to 6 credits.
Students should contact an individual faculty member directly for further information.
Another option is to apply for summer research programs, such as the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Students are granted stipends and assistance with housing and travel. Students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions.
For other summer undergraduate research placements in over 800 programs see Pathways to Science.
The Chemistry Club is a campus organization for undergraduate chemistry majors and other interested students which promotes interest in chemistry and is affiliated with the American Chemical Society. The group sponsors visits to local schools, demonstrations at community hands-on learning events, and social events and has regularly scheduled meetings.
Interested students are encouraged to contact faculty advisor, Dr. Julie Abrahamson.