The Department of Chemistry offers undergraduate major and minor programs in chemistry along with graduate training (M.S. and Ph.D.) in a modern facility with state-of-the-art instrumentation. The undergraduate course of study for chemistry, certified by the American Chemical Society, prepares students for careers as chemists in pharmaceutical, chemical, and consumer products industries, and for advanced training in top-ranked Ph.D. programs. Additionally, many chemistry graduates continue their education in medical, dental, or pharmacy schools.
At the graduate level, the faculty mentor students in both part-time and full-time programs. Graduates find positions in academic or industrial settings, often spending their careers in cutting-edge scientific research.
Mikhail Solovyev Wins a DOE Science Graduate Student Research Award
Ph.D. student Mikhail Solovyev, a senior member of the Lockard group, won a Department of Energy award to support his electrocatalysis studies at the Argonne National Lab.
Demyan Prokopchuk Joins the Department of Chemistry in January 2019
His research interest involve inorganic and organometallic chemistry, focusing on catalysis and renewable energy using abundant transition metals.