Why Choose Chemistry?

Chemistry involves the study of all things chemical in order to better understand the way in which materials are structured, how they change, and how they react in certain situations. Chemistry graduates may choose to apply this knowledge in almost unlimited ways, as it can be used to analyze all matter and therefore our entire environment.

Our American Chemistry Society (ASC) certified chemistry major curriculum can open many doors for you. The strong lab component of many of our courses, along with hands-on experiences with instruments that support faculty-student research activities, will prepare you for graduate school or for careers with pharmaceutical companies, in criminalistics, in research and development in the food industry, and much more.

At UW-Platteville, you can choose to pursue a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry, and criminalistics, or in an affiliated minor such as chemistry or microsystems and nanotechnology. You’ll work in small groups, benefit from one-on-one time with faculty, and experience labs taught by your professors, not teaching assistants. You’ll also find excellent opportunities for co-ops and internships.

A Unique Program

University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus

  • Opportunity to participate in ongoing research projects with faculty
  • State-of-the-art research lab facilities
  • Faculty represent specializations in Analytic Chemistry and Criminalistics, Biochemistry, Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry
  • Graduates are prepared for successful careers in research sectors, including roles within chemical engineering, chemical and related industries, healthcare, and more


Sara Rubeck

Junior Sara Rubeck and senior Kendell Welch are collaborating on a research project that investigates the molecular mechanism of plant defense against pathogens while associating with friendly microbes. The students presented their findings in Madison, WI. READ MORE


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