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Penn State Chemistry is consistently ranked as one of the top departments in the nation. The 2010 assessment by the National Research Council placed Penn State Chemistry among the top ten chemistry departments in the nation.  The National Research Council’s regression-based measure of quality ranked Penn State’s Department of Chemistry number nine overall and third among public institutions. 

The Department of Chemistry also contributes heavily to the Penn State’s strong national ranking in materials science and engineering. The faculty members in Chemistry have garnered many prestigious awards and honors.

We invite you to join a department that is committed to cutting-edge interdisciplinary research. With an excellent faculty, renowned graduate program and state-of-the-art facilities, Penn State Chemistry offers an exciting, supportive environment for pursuing your love of research.