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Welcome New Students!


We are thrilled to welcome you to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California San Diego! Our major curriculum is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in chemistry and biochemistry that will prepare you for your future career.  

As a Chemistry and Biochemistry student at UC San Diego, you'll have the opportunity to explore experiences in and outside of the classroom. Our undergraduate students hold leadership positions in ACSSA, study on five continents, present their research at scholarly conferences, gain transferable skills and experience, network with alumni, serve the community, get accepted into top graduate programs, and begin successful careers.

We have pages for both First Years and Transfers to try to help answer most of your questions. 

If you have any questions, you can e-mail us at!

Fall 2023 Admits

Please join us for Triton Day! Triton Day is an opportunity to learn more about being a student in our department and you will get the chance to meet our Chemistry Undergraduate Advising team.  

Triton Day

Visit us during Triton Day to learn more about the department and majors!

Summer Online Info-Session

Check out the slides from our Summer 2022 Info Sessions for incoming freshmen and transfer students.!


We are so glad you will be join us in Fall 2023! We would like to meet you in our Chemistry and Biochemistry New Student Orientation + Welcome Reception.