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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 165 graduate students are pursuing PhD degrees in Chemistry or Biochemistry.
  3. CBC has 650 Biochemistry and 325 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. Six CBC faculty are Regents Professors, two are University Distinguished Professors, and seven CBC faculty are Galileo Circle Fellows.
  8. CBC has 9 multi-user Research Support Services that serve the entire UA community and many external clients. Our state-of-the-art capabilities include 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 awarded more than 5,000 degrees in the 125-year history of the department, and we are in contact with over 4,000 active alumni.

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