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

12/13/2016     Recent graduates Victoria Nguyen (SCR ’16) and John Rizzo (CMC ’15) and Assistant Professor Babak Sanii publish article

9/21/2016     Associate Professor Patrick Ferree publishes a study in the journal Current Biology

9/10/2016     Associate Professor of Biology Emily Wiley publishes article in the journal mSphere

4/5/2016     KSD receives three Barry M. Goldwater Foundation Scholarships for 2016-17

Keck Science Upcoming Seminars RSS

Upcoming Seminars


POM : David Tirrell :


KS : Danielle Dube : Chemical tools to discover and target glycoproteins on pathogenic bacteria


POM : JoAnne Stubbe : Use of Unnatural Amino Acids to Unravel a 35 Å Oxidation to Make DNA Building Blocks


HMC : Alison Butler :

News and Updates

Application for AISS/IBC/SScIP

Recent Media Coverage

Second class completes Summer Science Immersion Program

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