Chemistry Scholars was created to provide motivated students interested in a career in the life sciences with an opportunity to study chemistry in a challenging and friendly environment. The program is associated with the first and second semesters of chemistry, CH 301 and CH 302, which are taught by distinguished faculty.
Students accepted to Chemistry Scholars will be required to attend a seminar that meets twice per week for one hour. This seminar allows students to work with chemistry lecture content, but also provides students with a collaborative problem-solving method that is designed to deepen the students' understanding of chemistry. This intense focus has created a proven track record for success for Chemistry Scholars students, who perform better in the introductory class that the average UT student.
Chemistry Scholars also have access to a reserved study room. Students are encouraged to frequent the study room to collaborate and connect with peers.
Another requirement of program participants is a spring semester service project. This project provides students with the opportunity to develop leadership skills and work as a team. Students also acquire practical experience in the real world.
Because of the increased time commitment, Chemistry Scholars receive one pass/fail credit hour in addition to the three credit hours received for the chemistry lecture course.
Participants in Chemistry Scholars must be declared in one of the following majors:
Note: Chemistry and biochemistry majors are invited to participate in Calculus Scholars.