Chemistry and Biochemistry

Vision and Mission

The Vision

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry aims to educate and inspire all its students in modern chemistry and biochemistry concepts and practices, so they are prepared with the knowledge and skills to contribute to the futures of the fields and appreciate everything that these dynamic sciences have to offer.

The Mission

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is committed to providing every student who enrolls in its courses with the distinctive chemistry education that comes only with a well-rounded department. 

The department has the perfect mixture of diverse faculty expertise (with specialists in each chemical discipline), dependable staff support, state-of-the-art instruments and facilities, and the steadfast dedication to every student’s success. With instruction in all major branches of chemistry—organic, inorganic, analytical, physical, chemical education, materials, and biochemistry—students will get hands-on learning and experimentation experience in all the typical analyses that chemists perform and training on equipment used in modern, professional labs. Additionally, opportunities for individual research projects are available for upper-division students, granting them real-world research experience on a specialized subject that fits their interests.

When CHEM students graduate, they take with them a multifaceted chemistry education that’s prepared them to compete and succeed in the finest graduate programs, professional schools, and the full array of industrial settings.