Chemistry is the study of the creation, properties, and reactions of the natural and synthetic substances that constitute the world around us. The discipline of Biochemistry uses chemistry as a tool to examine and explore the processes of life. Biochemical and chemical knowledge provides an underpinning for many disciplines including medicine, sustainability, agriculture, and engineering.
The breadth and diversity of our program provide students considerable freedom in their Ph.D. studies. Graduate students may choose to be affiliated with any number of these programs, some of which provide research assistantships on a highly competitive basis.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers five undergraduate programs and strives to give students a strong theoretical background and the ability to apply what they know to a wide range of biological and physical systems in any field of their choosing.
We engage in the development and implementation of student-centered teaching approaches, develop innovative educational resources, and offer educational research that can support our partners' work in classrooms and laboratories.