Professor Ralph M. Pollack, chairman of the Department, with 
graduate students Wendy Houk and Xudong Yao.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UMBC welcomes your interest in our graduate program. This brochure outlines various aspects of the program and, in particular, provides information on the wide variety of research problems currently being investigated in our department. The brochure also describes some of the activities available to you at our University, and gives an overview of life in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.

Here at UMBC we believe we can offer you the opportunity to tailor a program that meets your individual career objectives. Our department is large enough to provide students with excellent training and research facilities and small enough to foster close relationships with faculty who have distinguished themselves as leaders in their particular research areas.

If our graduate program matches your interests, please call and arrange a visit to the department and the UMBC campus. I wish you success in your pursuit of graduate education.


Ralph M. Pollack
Professor and Chair
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry