A small group of students around a table studying and socializing.
Small group of students sitting around a table learning
Students helping one another and working with an instructor
A student and instructor working one-on-one
Six students around a table working on problems with an instructor
A student and instructor working on a problem at the board

Our Program

The Chemistry Learning Center offers a supportive learning environment where students work with instructors in small groups. Our program is partially funded to work with students in the CAE (Center for Academic Excellence), CeO (Center for Educational Opportunity), PEOPLE, and Posse scholars programs. We also try to welcome underrepresented students, first generation+low income students, students returning after a long absence from college, Chancellor and Powers Knapp scholars, McBurney Center students, students on academic probation, students-at-risk of failing the course, students re-taking the course after earning a D or F, new transfer students, returning active-duty full-time veterans. We generally follow these guidelines when accepting students though we consider each student on a case-by-case basis and also take into account available space in our program.

Building Community

Recent events that highlight the systemic racism and injustice many of our students of color experience on a daily basis caused great frustration and heartache for our staff. We love and value the students we work with and recognize the anger felt by many. We will continue to work to create a space where all students feel welcomed, valued, and respected. We also recognize the shared responsibility we have to create substantive change by doing our part to reject hate and end injustice.


  • Chemistry Resources!

        CHEM 103/104        CHEM 343/345

  • We’ve moved!

    We are now located in Room 4330 Medical Sciences Center and are no longer in the Chemistry Building. Click here for our location.

  • Change of operation due to COVID-19

    As per the guidance from Chancellor Blank, our office will re-open for in-person interactions and instruction during the 2021-2022 academic year. Please visit the Covid-19 Response page for FAQs, updates, vaccinations, boosters, testing, tracing, academic impacts, health and safety issues, and other important information.

  • Courses supported this spring

    We are able to support students in Chem 103, Chem 104, Chem 108, and some organic chemistry during Spring 2022. More information will be available closer to the beginning of the semester.

  • Applying to the program

    Please visit the Apply page. Most students drop by our office (Room 4330) to fill out a paper application form. We will also have an online application form available about one week before classes start. Please watch the short video describing what we do and who we try to support before applying (thanks!).