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Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate study in chemistry provides a broad grounding in this central science, an excellent foundation for any career pursuit benefitting from scientific insight – from materials and energy to biomedicine, policy and law, and so much more. We are proud to be one of the first 25 departments at Stanford University.

Browse these pages to learn more about pursuing undergraduate study in chemistry, requirements for the major, research opportunities, and advising and other student resources. See also the Stanford Bulletin entry for the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry for detailed course requirements and options, and sample schedules of coursework to complete the major.

View our Chemistry Brochure for prospective Chemistry majors and minors.

Application for the Summer Research Program opens on February 15, 2024. 

Please see Research Opportunities for details.