Chemistry

Chemistry

The Only American Chemical Society Approved Department Within 90 Miles of Pittsburg, KS

One of only three undergraduate programs in Polymer Chemistry in the U.S.A.

Pittsburg State's 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. It offers eight Bachelor of Science Degrees, two Master of Science Degrees and two minors.           

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Degrees & Students
  • Undergraduate Program
  • Master's Program
  • Student Organizations
  • Chemistry Department Instrumentation
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  • Chemistry Seminars

The Chemistry Program
The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Chemistry is available in six areas of emphasis: Professional (ACS approved); Biochemistry; Polymer Chemistry; Pre-Medicine; Environmental Chemistry; and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. The Professional emphasis is an Ameri­can Chemi­cal Society approved degree plan. This degree plan is designed to prepare students for professional careers.

The Polymer Chemistry Program
The Bachelor of Science in Polymer Chemistry is designed for the student desiring to prepare for high level positions in polymer related industry or research and/or for successful application to graduate programs nationally or world-wide.

View our Safety and Environmental Health Policies and Procedures at the bottom of this page.

Learn About the Program and the Degree and Career Options

Chemistry Master's Program
The Master of Science degree with a major in Chemistry is available in two options. Option I, a thesis program, is designed to prepare students for advanced professional careers as chemists in research or industrial settings, or to continue graduate study at PhD granting universities.. The Option II program is designed to prepare students for advanced technical positions in chemistry, chemical technolo­gy or chemical related industry.

Polymer Chemistry Master's Program
The Master of Science Degree with a Major in Polymer Chemistry provides graduate students access to cutting-edge knowledge, research, and laboratory-based experience in the field of polymer chemistry. Students completing this program will be prepared for careers in high-tech polymers-based industries as well as laboratories in academic institutions, government, and private research settings. Further, this program prepares students for advanced academic study pursuing a doctorate in polymer science in major U.S. and world universities.

View our Safety and Environmental Health Policies and Procedures at the bottom of this page.

Learn About the Program and the Degree and Career Options

PSU Chemistry Club

President: Jhoseline Mendez
Vice President: Andrew Chesney /Sarah Veesart
Treasurer: Ryan Asauskas
Secretary: Kinsey Morey
Events Coordinator: 

To contact the PSU Chemistry Club, click here to send a message to the Chemistry Office.
Chemistry Club Officer Duties 2016-present (PDF)

PSU Pharmacy Club

President: Kristin Peterson
Vice President: Lauren Bieker
Treasurer: Chris Reynolds
Secretary: Joel Gouvion

To contact the PSU Pharmacy Club, click here to send a message to the club's president.
To access KU pharmacy web site, click here.
To access UMKC pharmacy web site, click here.

Bruker

Bruker DPX-300 NMR Spectrometer
A broadband probe is used to obtain Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectra of protons, carbon-13 and other nuclei in liquid samples. Solids are studied with a cross-polarization/magic-angle-spinning (CP/MAS) probe.


DeltaNu Advantage

DeltaNu Advantage 200A
Raman Spectrometer


Oxford Pulsar

Oxford Pulsar
Benchtop NMR Spectrometer
60 MHz Protons


Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

Perkin Elmer Aanalyst100
Atomic Absorption Spectrometer


Bruker Minispec

Bruker Minispec mq20
Benchtop Time Domain NMR Spectrometer
20 MHz Protons


Mattson Research Series

Mattson Research Series
Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectrometer with an MCT detector


Shimadzu GCMS

Shimadzu GCMS-QP2010S
Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer


Atago AP

Atago AP-100 Automatic Polarimeter


Bruker Microflex

Bruker Microflex MALDI-TOF MS
Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization
Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer


Horriba FluroMax

Horriba FluroMax-4
Spectrometer


Other instruments not pictured on this page:

  • Perkin Elmer Spectrum Two Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectrometer
  • Cary 50 Bio Uv-Visible Spectrophotometer
  • Parr Oxygen Bomb Calorimeter with a Parr 6772 Calorimetric Thermometer
  • Sorvall RT7 Refrigerated Benchtop Centrifuge

See student, department, equipment, and historical photos along with videos from our faculty and events.

View Photo and Video Galleries

Educational Chemistry Seminars are presented by Chemists and professors from around the country.

Chemistry Seminars
About Us, Seminars, and Lecturer Series
  • Welcome to the Chemistry Department
  • Mission & Vision Statement
  • Connect With Us - Alumni, News, Newsletter, Colloquium
  • Make a Gift to the Chemistry Department
  • Chemistry Colloquium 2018-2019
  • The Distinguished Polymer Lecturer Series

Heckert-Wells east entranceThe Chemistry Department at Pittsburg State University is the only American Chemical Society Approved Department within 90 miles of Pittsburg.

We are located on first floor in Heckert-Wells.

Locate Heckert-Wells using Google Maps or the PSU Map (PDF) showing Heckert-Wells, the Tyler Research Center, and University Police and Parking Services building highlighted.

Contact us by calling 620-235-4748. Our mailing address is Department of Chemistry, 104 Heckert-Wells, Pittsburg State University, 1701 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762.

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

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.

News

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Alumni

ALUMNI - Please Update US about "YOU!"
We are very interested in what our alumni are doing!

Use this online form to catch us up or just drop us a note at 'Department of Chemistry, 104 Heckert-Wells, Pittsburg State University, 1701 S Broadway St, Pittsburg, KS 66762'. You can also email us at chem@pittstate.edu

If you would like to contribute to the Chemistry Department for scholarships, equipment, or general purpose, click here.

Department Newsletter

News about our students, faculty, and alumni including a message from the chair, department updates, awards received within the department and scholarship information.

2017 Spring  |  2009 Fall  |  2006 Spring

Colloquium

See the schedules for the Chemistry Department colloquia.

2016 Spring  |  2014 Fall  |  2012 Spring  |  2011 Fall  |  2008 Fall  |  2008 Spring

The Department of Chemistry would like to thank all those who have been so generous with their contributions. Your contributions help us to provide quality education, educational opportunities, and financial assistance to those seeking an education through Chemistry.

Areas of need for Chemistry include Chemistry Scholarships, Chemistry equipment, and the Chemistry General Fund for areas of greatest need. Areas of need for the Polymer Chemistry Program include Polymer Scholarships, Faculty Research or Teaching of Polymer Science, and the Polymer General Fund. You may also contribute to other Chemistry areas of your choosing.

Make a Gift

Click on the link below to view the Chemistry Colloquium Schedule from fall 2018 and spring 2019.

Chemistry Colloquium 2018-2019

The Distinguished Polymer Lecturer Series are presented about a broad range of industries and applications for polymer chemistry research.

Distinguished Polymer Lecturer Series
Students in lab

The Department of Chemistry offers eight different Bachelor of Science Degree emphases, two Master of Science Degrees, and two Minors.  The Professional emphasis is an Ameri­can Chemi­cal Society approved degree plan and is designed to prepare students for professional careers.  The Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in chemistry is designed for the student desiring to prepare for secondary level chemistry teaching.

The Chemistry Program

Santimukuil Santra KPRC Research

The Polymer Chemistry degree program at PSU is the only one offered in the region where students can earn both a Bachelor and Master of Science degree.

The Polymer Chemistry Program

Student and Faculty Research Areas


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Contact Information

Interim Chair: Dr. Bobby Winters
Contact: Linda Hoesli

Chemistry Department
104 Heckert-Wells Hall
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, KS 66762-7514

Phone 620-235-4748
Fax 620-235-4003

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