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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Research Newsflash

Selected Publications

1/28/2015     Env Sci professor Branwen Williams recognized by Oceanography Society

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

1/21/2015     Dir of Spon Research Bidushi Bhattacharya notes Keck Science among top liberal arts winners of fed research grants

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

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Upcoming Seminars


HMC : John Phillips : The Commercialization of Metathesis: From Academia to Market


KS : Pamela Yeh : Evolution of Multi-Drug Resistance in Bacteria


HMC : Anna Krylov : Photooxidation and Photoreduction Processes in Fluorescent Proteins: New Insights from Electronic Structure Calculations


KS : Nick Konidaris : The Dynamic Universe (as seen from Palomar)

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