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The Department of Chemistry prepares students for careers in science, chemical engineering, pharmacy, or chemistry teaching through Departmental degree programs, pre-engineering, teacher education, and other University programs that require rigorous training in chemistry. The Department also contributes to effective general education and to outreach to K-12 teachers of science working through the Science Education Center. All programs are systematically assessed for effectiveness and revised to continuously improve both rigor and relevance.
The Department of Chemistry provides excellence in education that conforms to high standards recommended by the American Chemical Society for careers as chemists, technicians, educators, forensic scientists, or in related roles, including stewardship of the environment, promoting safety, and good citizenship. Our faculty and students make significant contributions to the profession, the body of scientific knowledge, and to the region. We also recognize the need for adequate facilities, modern instrumentation, and frequent, well planned assessments in every phase of learning to improve or maintain student learning. Solicitation of outside funding is especially critical for providing expensive equipment, supporting research activities, and for enabling travel for both professional development and reporting to the scientific community.