How do matter and energy interact in living organisms and inorganic nature? The study of chemistry seeks to analyze and understand the changes that occur all around us and within us.

As a chemistry major at Catholic University, you will enjoy small classes taught by dynamic professors. You'll be encouraged to participate in current research projects, making you a part of a renowned interdisciplinary community, researching topics ranging from the molecular structure of organic cells to sediment composition in the Chesapeake Bay.

Catholic University chemistry majors continually grapple with the ways that their scientific activities affect, and are affected by, societal trends, political values, and philosophical beliefs. Our graduates are prepared for either graduate study or employment as practicing scientists, ready to pursue the most fundamental theoretical questions of chemical science or to apply their knowledge in the development of new and better technologies.