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Chemistry faculty train students interested in pursuing Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees in the classroom and in the laboratory.


Undergraduate research is strongly encouraged for chemistry majors. Most students graduate with several semesters of experience with a research group.


Graduate students make up the heart of the chemistry department, and the department strives to support students’ individual needs. Each student is carefully advised and classes are traditionally quite small.

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J.D Tovar wins the Excellence in Teaching Award

These awards are particularly special, as they are chosen solely based on student nominations and feedback. Tovar’s students wrote at great length, particularly highlighting his ability to make abstract concepts […]