Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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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 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—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.

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