Chemistry Department

Chemistry, today and into the next century, touches every aspect of our lives. Chemistry has been called the “central science” because it overlaps and permeates the other natural sciences. It is the most creative of the sciences. Chemists not only observe the natural world as they try to understand fundamental principles, they create new things - new drugs, new fibers and structural materials, better food preservatives, more energy-efficient fuels. The study of chemistry and biochemistry is central to understanding advances in medicine and in understanding human life itself at the molecular level. It makes major contributions to agriculture, biology, medicine, environmental science and geology, computer science and electronics, engineering, physics and many others fields.  

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Majors and Areas of Study

Chemistry, Biochemistry

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