Chemistry has often been referred to as “The Central Science.” Knowledge of the properties and behavior of atoms and molecules is crucial to our understanding of medicine, biological systems, neuroscience, nanotechnology, environmental science and myriad other areas. All of the traditional subfields of chemistry — analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry, as well as environmental chemistry, computational chemistry, astrochemistry and nanochemistry — are represented in the course offerings and opportunities for student-faculty collaborative research.

Learning Goals for Chemistry Students

Our learning goals for chemistry students are focused on six major areas:


Problem Solving

Scientific Literacy