In-person classes resume in fall. Students can now submit vaccine record. | COVID-19 News & Info

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry and Biochemistry

We're Open!

The physical office of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is open! We are located in the new Science Building, Room 357A (which is located inside room 355, so that's the number to look for on the third floor), the building and the office will be open Mondays–Thursdays, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. The campus is closed on Fridays during the summer.

For general questions for the department or to request information, please email with your name and student ID number (if applicable) or call 530-898-5259.

Welcome to CHEM

Our Vision

We aim to educate and inspire all our 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 these dynamic sciences have to offer.

Our Mission

In the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at California State University, Chico, we are committed to providing every student who enrolls in our courses with the distinctive education that only comes with a well-rounded department.

Our department has the perfect mixture of diverse faculty expertise (with specialists in each chemical discipline), dependable staff support, state-of-the-art equipment 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—our 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 our upper-division students, granting them real-world research experience on a specialized subject that fits their interests.

When our 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.

Featured Announcements

Current Entries

CHEM in the News

CHEM Newsletter

Coming fall 2021!