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Tomorrow's science professionals will approach discovery and future challenges at a time when traditional boundaries are disappearing. Chemistry unites disciplines such as physics, materials science and cellular biology, while Biochemistry is at the core of molecular life science.

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry (CBC) is a university-wide department with faculty and staff in both the College of Science and the College of Medicine.  This unique organizational structure provides synergistic opportunities for faculty and students who are pursuing their educational and research goals across the broad range of subdisciplines represented in CBC.  Moreover, CBC offers 10 undergraduate and graduate degrees in either Chemistry (BS, BA, MA, MS, PhD) or Biochemistry (BS, BA, MA, MS, PhD), as a result of the merger of the former Biochemistry Department with the Chemistry Department in 2009. 

Together with the dual college affiliation, and the multitude of degree offerings, CBC is truly a department on the cutting edge. Explore our website to find out more about CBC@UA!

"Our research portfolio in CBC stretches from bugs to batteries, and from cancer cures to catalytic chemistry"