Strong Research Programs
Utah State University has the #1 ranking in the nation in the amount of research funds generated per faculty member and is among the top 100 university research institutions in the country. As such, Utah State University is one of the leading research universities in the Intermountain West, with strong graduate programs in the sciences. In addition, because there is no division between research-active faculty and teaching-active faculty at USU, our graduate students have classroom contact with faculty who are at the forefront of their research areas.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has many dynamic faculty members, and has a strong presence in the research community. We rank in the top quartile of departments nationwide in publication and literature citations. This demonstrates that graduate students at USU are doing cutting edge research, publishing in top-notch journals, and that their work gets noticed!
You won't be just a number to us. Graduate students pursue their thesis research is smaller research groups at USU than in large departments at bigger universities. As a student here, you will have regular laboratory contact with your research advisor. Bottom line - you won't learn to do research from postdocs or upper level graduate students, which typically happens in large departments.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has just added a new $31 million building addition that provides the latest in teaching and research facilities.
Logan is a spectacularly beautiful place to live. We are situated in a mountain valley in northern Utah with some of the best outdoor recreational opportunities in the country in our own backyard. Logan offers a diversity of cultural activities typical of a university town, and all religious denominations are represented in Logan.