The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology offers education in basic chemistry and modern chemistry-related disciplines.



Students in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology can expect nearly all major-related courses to be taught by research-active faculty and industry experts.

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We are a focused department, which prides itself on providing holistic education for each student through careful mentoring in a richly diverse environment.


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