RPI's department of chemistry and chemical biology is at the forefront of research while being small enough for students to receive individual attention from faculty. Innovative teaching methods and small laboratory sections with research grade instruments allow us to offer an excellent formal instructional program, while our enthusiastic support of undergraduate research allows you to participate in exciting discoveries at all stages of your undergraduate career.

Designed to prepare students for professional careers in Chemistry while retaining flexibility to allow students to choose alternate career paths, emphasis on hands-on work with modern instruments and participation in frontier research as undergraduates readies students to deal with real-world problems.

By choosing this program, students can obtain both the B.S. and M.S. degrees in five years while continuing to receive undergraduate financial support for the 5th year.

You can receive your Ph.D. seven years after starting college. Selected students at the sophomore level with a strong interest in research are invited to participate and work on a research project in their selected research group through their undergraduate and graduate years.