Prospective Undergraduate Student Information

Why Iowa State?

A bachelor of science or bachelor of arts degree in chemistry from Iowa State will prepare students for careers in the natural sciences and beyond. Students will gain hands-on experience in laboratory and research settings that will equip them with the skills needed to tackle challenges at the forefront of scientific advancement. Our department is well known for having excellent opportunities for undergraduates to get involved with original research all four years. Additionally, we have many scholarships for incoming freshman available. Finally, our Chemistry Learning Community helps incoming freshmen and transfer students get involved with professors, research groups, other chemistry majors, and keeps them involved with tons of fun activities, free food, and professional development activities.

Extracurricular Activities

Chemistry majors at Iowa State University have plenty of chemistry related extracurricular programs to get involved with if they so choose. Our ISU Chemistry Club, SCUM (Society of Chemistry Undergraduate Majors), is well known for having fun with chemistry. They volunteer at local schools and community programs by performing large fiery, explosion-filled demonstrations of just how awesome chemistry can be.
Society of Chemistry Undergraduate Majors (SCUM)

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