CBC By The Numbers

  1. CBC has 53 faculty and instructors, making it one of the largest UA academic departments.
  2. We have the largest graduate degree program at the UA. Most of our 188 graduate students are pursuing PhD degrees in Chemistry or Biochemistry.
  3. CBC has 563 Biochemistry and 284 Chemistry undergraduate majors earning BS or BA degrees.
  4. Our faculty, instructors, staff, and graduate students teach nearly 50,000 student credit hours per year, which is the third highest among UA departments.
  5. CBC faculty direct research programs on the cutting edge of 21st-century science, including energy conversion, drug design, astrochemistry, polymer chemistry, protein and membrane biochemistry, eukryotic signal transduction, nanomaterial design, and natural product synthetic chemistry.
  6. The operating budget for CBC is approximately $20M/yr, of which $10M/yr is grants and contracts.
  7. Seven CBC faculty are Regents Professors and Seven CBC faculty are Galileo Circle Fellows.
  8. CBC has 11 multi-user Research Support Services that serve the entire UA community and many external clients. Our state-of-the-art capabilities include mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and many surface analysis methods.
  9. The CBC Analytical Chemistry program in CBC is ranked 9th in the nation.
  10. We have over 4,000 CBC alumni that help support CBC@UA! through gifts - and you can too!