Chemistry & Biochemistry
Chemistry is central to our understanding of the world. Chemists propose and synthesize new materials, develop new and more efficient ways to make existing materials, and contribute to fields from molecular biology to astrophysics.
We are a student-centered department committed to the teacher-scholar model. Teaching is central to our department’s mission; we hire faculty who are passionate about teaching and highly trained in their area of specialization. We train our majors broadly across all areas of the “central science,” with significant coursework opportunities in biological, organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry.
Research plays a major role in the professional life of our tenure-track faculty. Our research programs support our teaching mission and provide students with practical, hands-on training in world-class chemistry research. Please see the individual faculty pages for more information about their research.
If you are a prospective student, a current undergraduate or graduate student, or alumni, you can click the links above to direct you to information about the chemistry department and resources to help you in your academic quest.
Welcome to the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry!