Undergraduate Education

The Chemistry Department has a long tradition of strength in undergraduate instruction. The Department graduates an average of about 20 majors per year, with half of these going on to graduate or professional schools (20% in chemistry). Students taking the American Chemical Society standardized exam in various areas of chemistry have scored in the upper percentiles nationwide: analytical chemistry, 60th percentile; organic chemistry, 75th percentile; inorganic chemistry 79th percentile. Over 220 undergraduate students have conducted summer research in chemistry at Wake Forest over the last fifteen years. During the last 7 years over 42 undergraduates have been co-authors on research publications and 41 on presentations at See the current handout

Wake Forest senior chemistry major Joseph Keene ('10) works on detecting metals in water samples using an acetylene torch and a spectrometer in the lab of Professor Brad Jones in Salem Hall on Tuesday, June 30, 3009. The goal of the research is to develop a portable environmental monitor.

Wake Forest senior chemistry major Joseph Keene (’10) works on detecting metals in water samples using an acetylene torch and a spectrometer in the lab of Professor Brad Jones in Salem Hall on Tuesday, June 30, 3009. The goal of the research is to develop a portable environmental monitor.

Summer Research Projects for Undergraduates (SROP)

Participating Faculty

Dr. Bruce King

Undergraduate Links