ursi students in the lab

The Vassar College Chemistry Department is a creative, supportive, and intellectually challenging environment for the pursuit of study and research in the chemical sciences.

The department is fully equipped to support rigorous and vibrant interdisciplinary research.

You will have the unique opportunity to work closely with faculty throughout your undergraduate career and to become proficient in the use of modern instrumentation and methodologies.

With our modern, laboratory rich chemistry curriculum, you may pursue a degree certified by the American Chemical Society, obtain a correlate sequence, complete premedical requirements, or explore a wide choice in experimental independent projects and interdisciplinary collaborations.

An undergraduate major in chemistry at Vassar is excellent preparation for graduate study in chemistry or related areas such as medicine, environmental science, materials science, public health and even the law.

Hallmarks of inquiry in the department of chemistry include

  • Student faculty collaboration in original research
  • State-of-the-art interdisciplinary research
  • A friendly collegial environment
  • Critical thinking and quantitative skill development