Department of Chemistry
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The Department of Chemistry's
mission is to provide a program of study that delivers the core elements
of chemistry. It provides a chemical education that prepares students
for professional work in chemistry, graduate
schools, teaching positions, and scientific- or laboratory-based
employment. The department believes that optimal learning is achieved
when the study of essential content is reinforced through laboratory
experience. Our programs offer opportunities to actively
participate in modern chemical research that includes the use of modern
chemical instrumentation and technology. Effective communication of
chemical information is promoted, as is critical thinking and the
development of problem-solving skills.
The faculty teach and model
scientific rigor with the highest professional and academic standards
generating confident, competent, and ethical future practitioners.
Our students acquire lifelong skills in communication, study design, and
research. Both the graduate and undergraduate student regularly
interface with chemistry laboratories early in their careers creating
innovations that open new career opportunities in
the life, forensic, measurement, medical /pharmaceutical, and
A full list of our programs and descriptions of our facilities and
research can be found on the Forensic Science Program's website.