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Why study chemistry at Wayne State?

We pride ourselves on synergizing an in-depth, problem-forward and hands-on educational experience. Courses are led by cutting-edge faculty, research and staff – all within an inclusive environment.

This coherent mix provides students with fundamental chemical theory taught through a myriad of learning methods and examples. Applied knowledge is built through real world applications ranging from understanding the mechanics of biological enzymes to artificial photosynthesis and the most cost-effective ways to protect water in the Great Lakes.

Students from our programs go on to prestigious medical, law, and graduate programs throughout the globe, hold management positions in industry and help shape their communities positively.

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The Wayne State University Department of Chemistry is located about three miles north of the heart of downtown Detroit, Michigan. The WSU main campus is situated just south of Interstate 94 (the Ford Freeway), and is between the Lodge Freeway (M10) on the west and Interstate 75 on the east. The chemistry department is located at 5101 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI, 48202, with the main entrance on the west side of the building. Visitor's parking is available in a paid structure (#6) across the street (Putnam Ave.) from the chemistry department.

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