Keck Science 3 Colleges * 3 Disciplines * 1 Department

Welcome to Keck Science

Keck Science Department video: Hands-on Experience with Cutting Edge Science

Second year of Summer Science Immersion Program

Just as our three sponsor colleges converge in the W.M. Keck Science Department, multiple paths of discovery extend outwards as students and faculty explore a range of scientific disciplines and conduct research that builds on our knowledge of the world. With our broad-based curriculum and emphasis on interdisciplinary perspectives, you can find your place and follow your passion.

One thing you won’t find here is locked doors. You can venture down any path of discovery that interests you, and our faculty are approachable and accessible. Here, almost from day one undergraduates are actively involved in fascinating research. Here, whether you’re a science major or not, you’ll receive an exceptional science education grounded in an emphasis on critical thinking and creative problem solving.

Here, you’ll learn from us, we’ll learn from you, and together we’ll make exciting discoveries.

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Keck Science Research News RSS

Research Newsflash

Selected Publications

1/21/2015     Biology Prof Patrick Ferree wins prestigious $830K NSF CAREER research grant

1/20/2015     Chemistry prof Anna Wenzel & six Keck Science alumni publish in Journal of Synthetic Comm.

12/21/2014     Physics professor Adam Landsberg and CGU team win $3M NSF education award

12/1/2014     Biology Prof Emily Wiley leads multi-college NSF education award worth $700K

Keck Science Upcoming Seminars RSS

Upcoming Seminars


KS : Dr. Jiing-Kuan Yee : Gene Editing in Human Stem Cells


KS : Mark Thompson : Getting the Most out of Organic Solar Cells


KS : Kelton McMahon : Ocean Sciences Topic


KS : Victoria Fort : CDC Experience Topic

News and Updates

Second class completes Summer Science Immersion Program

Recent Media Coverage

Keck Science Hosts ACS Undergraduate Research Conference

Course Info for New Students

AISS: an introductory, interdisciplinary course for science majors

IBC: an interdisciplinary introduction to biology and chemistry

Alumni Updates

"Keck Science graduates continue to excel in all fields of science, and I'm delighted to congratulate this year's winners and honorable mentions of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship."

Dean David E. Hansen


"Science is too much fun to not have the opportunity to do it"

Dr. Susan Celniker '75
School: Pitzer
Major: Biology


"Through the guidance and support of my mentors at Keck, I not only learned the technical skills and knowledge needed for a career in medicine, I also cultivated a passion for scientific discovery."

Nicole Duggan '10
School: Scripps
Major: molecular biology, with psychology minor


"At Keck Science I did molecular biology research, which gives me a unique experimental background compared with most of the people who I work with."

Gabe Rocklin '07
School: CMC
Major: Biology-Chemistry & History