The mission of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is to provide students with quality educational experiences that empower them to think critically and creatively for success in their chosen disciplines.   As a Department, we are committed to excellence in training the next generation of scientists. Our faculty, staff, and students share a common vision of maintaining a collegial environment in which the professional, intellectual, and personal growth of each student is nurtured. In the design of a student's graduate program or undergraduate research experience, careful attention is given to their preparation, interest, and goals.

The department embraces contributions from all faculty, staff, and students. The elimination of stereotypes that hinder active participation by anyone who is interested in chemistry and biochemistry is our goal.