Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Arts & Sciences
435 Science Building
Patricia Reggio, Professor and Head of Department
Professors Haddy, Nile, Taylor, Walsh
Associate Professors Banks, Cech, Chiu, Oberlies, Raner, Reddick
Assistant Professors Croatt, Duffy, Petersen
Lecturers Burnes, Gerhard
Laboratory Assistants Barber, Katsikas
Visiting Associate Professor Martinie
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers five undergraduate programs: the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a Concentration in Biochemistry, the Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Research, and the Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. A licensure program to prepare students to teach high school chemistry is offered. The Master of Science in Chemistry, Master of Science in Biochemistry, and Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry are offered at the graduate level (see The Graduate School Bulletin). Students who follow the program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree are certified to the American Chemical Society as having met its rigorous requirements for undergraduate professional training in chemistry.
The Department’s biochemistry programs (B.S. in Biochemistry and B.S. in Chemistry with Concentration in Biochemistry) provide students with excellent preparation for graduate work in biochemistry and related life sciences, as well as for employment in chemical and biotechnological industries. These programs are also attractive to students planning careers in the health professions.
The department emphasizes the opportunity for students to engage in undergraduate research. Many of our majors do so, principally in their junior and senior years, and this provides excellent training for those who intend to continue their studies at the graduate level.