Welcome to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry!
Our students are learning to become the scientists, teachers and consumers of tomorrow, ready to step into the workplace and become leaders. Our graduates are hired in traditional as well as growing science fields -- from biotechnology to polymers to pharmaceuticals to medical technology and beyond.
Our graduates are also bringing science to minds across the nation as middle and high school teachers. And they are accepted into prestigious master and doctorate degree programs that will place them in positions of innovation and education.
We offer bachelor of science degrees in chemistry, biochemistry and a master of science degree in Polymers and Coating Science. To learn more about our degree programs, see the Academics page.
There are more than 300 majors in the department and our professors are committed to seeing each of them succeed. Many faculty members are involved in research funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, U.S. military, or private industry. That means their students -- both undergraduate and graduate -- have the opportunity to work on real-world problems using the latest equipment in a professional lab setting.
But above all, our focus is on teaching and learning -- and providing a supportive environment for our students.