The Chemistry department has many ties to industry. A number of research centers have emerged that combine the educational resources of academia with the financial resources of industry. And to train men and women for careers in these and other areas, the department offers the Bachelor of Science, the Master of Science in both thesis and non-thesis programs, and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees in several fields of chemistry. The Department of Chemistry features both undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for continuing studies.

Our Students: Past and Present

Jose Archila Quezada in front of Emergency Room doors
José Archila Quezada '22
Applied Biomedical Sciences

José Archila Quezada found support and a network of friends in the MAGIC program, which helps students from underrepresented groups pursue medical school.

Through MAGIC, I saw that we could help each other. That’s where I got a community.
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Meghan Berking and her team, Team New York, at the finish line for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults 4K, a run from San Francisco to New York City
Meghan Berking '19

Meghan Berking ran across the country to raise $7,500 for cancer research after losing her father to colon cancer.

I came to UMass Lowell for all of the opportunities. I'm in four clubs and they are all very different, but that allows me to be involved in everything I like.
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Peter Barrett '74

Chemistry alum Peter Barrett ’74 went from creating new businesses to helping fund the next generation’s business ideas.

The ability to go into a laboratory and actually do experiments is what got me really interested in analytical chemistry.
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Student working in a UMass Lowell laboratory
Noah Mason '23

An introduction to research helped Noah Mason find his passion.

I feel really at home in the department.
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UMass Lowell organic chemistry professor Khalilah Reddie in a classroom full of her students
Khalilah Reddie

Khalilah Reddie has an enthusiasm for teaching that has raised student success rates in Organic Chemistry.

I lead by example, because I work really hard for my students. It makes them want to work hard for themselves.
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