The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry enjoys a solid reputation as a quality program with faculty who strive to be the best teachers and researchers on campus. Coursework in Chemistry and Biochemistry is designed to prepare students for a variety of options and career paths following graduation. The upper division courses are based on a sequence of integrated laboratory/lecture courses in organic/physical chemistry, inorganic/physical chemistry, biophysical chemistry, instrumental methods and biochemistry.
You can find more information on our curriculum using the links on the left. Some instructors also maintain course-specific information on their Faculty web-pages.
Each year, the Department offers “Special Topics” courses that provide an advanced experience in a modern, topical application of chemistry or biochemistry. Examples include:
- Computational Chemistry
- Extreme Biochemistry
- Medicinal Chemistry
- NMR Spectroscopy
- Nucleic Acid Chemistry
- Pollution in the Sand
Dr. Bolender and chemistry majors in Baja Sur for Pollution in the Sand, Summer 2005.