Department Chair: Dr. Saliya Desilva
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is approved by the American Chemical Society providing students a curriculum to earn an ACS-certified degree in chemistry in addition to their undergraduate degrees in chemistry and biochemistry. There are also numerous graduate programs offered including a combined BS/MS and an MS in Chemistry with an optional concentration in Biochemistry. Our graduate programs prepare students to advance the frontiers of knowledge and to assume positions of leadership within the scientific and business communities. We have teaching laboratories for introductory, general, organic, physical, analytical and biochemistry courses. Research and instrument labs fill the remaining spaces, used for both coursework and faculty and student research. We also abide by the principals or green chemistry, both in our teachings and in the lab.