The Department of Chemistry provides an innovative undergraduate education and delivers a high-quality graduate program that includes several areas of research strength and national prominence.   The Department offers research programs in the core areas of chemistry along with highly interdisciplinary study in the biomolecular sciences, bioanalytical chemistry, surface and materials chemistry, astrochemistry and chemical physics

The Department of Chemistry is of medium size, combining outstanding physical facilities with a close-knit community of scholars. With a faculty size of 33, a graduate student body of 130, and 21 Professional Research Staff, a stimulating atmosphere strongly encouraging interactive association has been created. Our 33 faculty members include professors who are nationally and internationally recognized in their fields.