Irene Kimaru, Interim Chair
Andrea Bills, Kevin Callahan, Kimberly Chichester, Thomas Douglas, Steven Evans, Alexey Ignatchenko, Bradley Kraft, Kristina Lantzky-Eaton,* Renuka Manchanayakage, Kermin Martinez-Hernandez
*On leave, 2016-2017
The objectives of the department of chemistry are to prepare students for graduate work in chemistry or biochemistry, for professional schools (e.g., medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, law), for positions in the chemical industry, or for positions in secondary education, as well as to provide the introduction to chemistry that is required of students of other disciplines for success in their respective professions.
Students majoring in chemistry may earn the degree of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts. These differ in the number of required courses in mathematics and chemistry. Because of the great diversity that exists in the field of chemistry, even at the undergraduate level, the B.S. candidate may choose either the traditional degree program or a program which concentrates in biochemistry or pharmaceutical chemistry.
Students seeking adolescence teaching certification in chemistry follow a degree plan leading to a Bachelor of Science in Inclusive Adolescence Education – Chemical Education.
The department of chemistry has been approved by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society. The student who earns the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry – Biochemistry, or the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry – Pharmaceutical Chemistry is certified to the Society as having met its standards for professional training in chemistry at the bachelor’s level.