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Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

The chemical sciences touch virtually every aspect of the natural world. As a student in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, you will, too. Over the course of four years, you will be exposed to all five major areas of chemistry—analytical, biochemical, inorganic, organic and physical—and receive additional education in mathematics, physics and computer science, fully readying you for a diverse future.

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry is the home of the chemistry majorbiochemistry major and pharmaceutical chemistry major, and the chemistry minorbiochemistry minor and bioinformatics minor. Our chemistry, biochemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry programs are certified by the American Chemical Society, and our biochemistry program is accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

With expertise distributed over all five of chemistry’s primary areas, the faculty engage in diverse, award-winning teaching and research activities that prepare you for such future opportunities as employment in industry, science teaching, and postgraduate training in graduate schools, medical school and law school.

Voki Pophristic PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

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