Scientific glassblower working on the construction of a kaliapparat (laboratory device used for the analysis of carbon in organic compounds).

The mission of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is to conduct world-class, groundbreaking research in the chemical sciences while offering the highest quality of education to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral associates. Our leadership in research includes the traditional areas of physical, analytical, inorganic, and organic chemistry, and has rapidly evolved to encompass environmental chemistry, chemical biology, biophysical chemistry, soft and hard materials chemistry, and nanotechnology. We pride ourselves on our highly interactive, diverse, and collegial scientific environment. Our emphasis on collaboration connects us to colleagues across campus, around the country, and throughout the world.

The associate chair of the Department of Chemistry approves all minors for the department.

The Department of Chemistry follows the guidelines of the Graduate School with regard to minor requirements. For a student in an external department, a minimum of 9 credits in chemistry must be completed to fulfill the minor requirement. All grade requirements of the Graduate School must be adhered to.

A student in chemistry may fulfill their minor requirement in the chemistry department by taking courses in a single path outside of their major path. For example, a chemistry graduate student who majors in the analytical path may fulfill their minor requirement by successfully completing 9 credits in the physical path.