About the Department

Cynthia M. Dupureur, Chair

Mission Statement





Graduate and undergraduate degree programs that make research and teaching excellence their top priorities.


Outstanding research faculty providing research opportunities for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and especially undergraduates, most of whom include research as one of their graduation requirements.


Research opportunities in organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, biochemistry and nanoscience.


State of the art research facility including modern instrumentation and the Center for Nanoscience (CNS).


Relatively small undergraduate and graduate classes allowing for considerable interaction between faculty and students.


Graduates of the department have an excellent record of success in the business, government and academic worlds.