Undergraduate Program


NC State has an assortment of coursework that prepares students at the basic science:life science interface, and each degree program has courses that dig deeper into a student’s chosen discipline.  Having identified a gap in student training, the Chemistry of Life Program is partnering with the Department of Chemistry to create a new lecture course that infuses chemical mechanistic underpinnings in life science topics.  We are also partnering with the Biotechnology Program to develop a lab course that will allow students to learn how chemistry (chemical biology) can aid in the study of biological systems and complement genetics and molecular biology.  Future efforts will work to bridge disciplines such as biological sciences, biochemistry and chemistry at the introductory levels as well as expand on the key courses listed below.

  • Chemistry of Life Lecture in partnership with Chemistry (CH 495/795) – Fall Semester
    • Open to undergraduate students who have completed CH223 or CH227; (Syllabus)
  • Chemistry of Life Lab in partnership with the BIT Program (BIT 510CLP) – Coming Soon!
    • Open to undergraduate students who have completed CH495 – Chemistry of Life

Research Opportunities

Our faculty engage in research with undergraduates across all of our participating departments and colleges, and there are an array of opportunities to get involved.  Outside of these existing opportunities, the Chemistry of Life program is partnering with the Comparative Medicine Institute to create Chemistry of Life SIRI summer positions – this program enables undergrads to engage in team-based research projects at the chemistry:life science interface under the direction of talented graduate students or postdocs. Applications for this program are accepted in late Fall of each year and details will be posted here when available.  For more information about the program, see CMI SIRI 


Jeremy Feducia
Undergraduate Program Coordinator