Chemistry is the basic science that deals with the composition and transformation of matter. It often involves hands-on or computational experiments to understand and control matter at the molecular level.
Chemistry is also central to major societal issues including health care, energy, protection of the environment and the provision of food, shelter and a vast array of industrial products.
Modern chemistry is highly interdisciplinary. Chemists work with:
Chemists are explorers and problem-solvers. As a student in the UB Department of Chemistry, you will discover the many ways chemistry impacts daily life, conduct hands-on research with internationally-recognized faculty experts, and help find solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing our world today and in the future.