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We offer five distinct majors that each combine rigorous coursework, hands-on training with the latest chemical instrumentations, and a rich independent research experience. These prepare our graduates to pursue professional careers in the field of chemical and molecular sciences, or to continue their studies towards advanced degrees.
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Southern California is continuously training approximately 175 Ph.D. students in the various areas and disciplines of modern Chemistry. The program has several requirements, as well as multiple avenues of graduate student support.
Faculty in the USC chemistry department are active members of several interdisciplinary research centers and programs. They work together with graduate students, undergraduate students, and postdocs to develop novel solutions to scientific problems and to address key challenges facing the global community.
Nov 09, 2023
Prof. Anna Krylov received one of the ten inaugural Barry Prizes for outstanding achievement in scholarship from the American Academy of Sciences and Letters (AASL). Read more about the award and Anna’s achievements here.
Krylov and Cherezov appointed to chair positions
Oct 23, 2023
We are delighted to announce that Prof. Anna Krylov has been appointed the USC Associates Chair in Natural Sciences and Professor of Chemistry, and Prof. Vadim Cherezov has been appointed the Ester Dornsife Chair in Biological Sciences and Professor of Chemistry.
Sept 08, 2023
As demand for low-cost hydrogen fuel rises, a team led by Professor Travis Williams have developed a prototype “hydrogen on-demand” reactor to make the vital resource more affordable and accessible.
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