Baocheng Han, chair
Upham Hall 220
About the Programs
Students in the chemistry program will graduate with a strong background in the practical aspects of laboratory work and the theoretical fundamentals needed for more advanced work in chemistry.
The department is accredited by the American Chemical Society and students can do coursework in general, organic, inorganic, analytical, and physical chemistry as well as biochemistry.
Newly renovated laboratories and classrooms and state-of-the-art equipment provide students with valuable hands-on experience. Undergraduate research opportunities allow students to collaborate with faculty members on laboratory research and even co-author journal articles.
The nationally recognized Chemistry Club, a student-run organization affiliated with the American Chemical Society, provides professional development opportunities. The club has earned an honorable mention in 2007, a service award in 2008 and a commendable award in 2009 for its outreach to the community through demonstrations to elementary and middle school children.
The department is proud of the high job-placement rate of its students after graduation. Some graduates go on to careers developing and improving food products, researching new drugs, monitoring water quality or wastewater treatment, or developing safer, more effective pesticides and fertilizers. Others go on to teach high school chemistry or continue their education at graduate or professional schools.