Modern chemistry research is interdisciplinary and collaborative. Most research at Columbia spans the classic fields of chemistry (analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, or theoretical) and is closely related to other disciplines, including physics, biology, materials science, engineering, and medicine. At the undergraduate level, chemistry research is usually performed with guidance and supervision from a university professor and members of their research group. Your supervisor will help you choose a research projects that is of interest to both of you. With time, you will gain valuable experience and become more independent in the laboratory.