Featured Events

Aug 18: Chemistry Potluck: Welcome New students and tranfers

Sept 1: Chemistry Careers Club first meeting

Latest Chemistry Video

Why lobsters change color when they're cooked?"

Upcoming Seminars

Sept 1st: Welcome


Outstanding Chapter Award Received by the ACS

The Warriors Chemistry Club, an ACS student affiliate chapter, received an Outstanding Chapter Award for their work done during the 2015-2016 academic year. The club was recognized in the November/December issue of inChemistry and at the 253rd ACS National Meeting in San Francisco. Congratulations!


The Department of Chemistry offers programs of study for students seeking the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Students may also elect to complete a concentration in Environmental Sciences or a Teaching Credential as part of their degree program. Students should consult with their department adviser to determine which degree and program is best suited to their career objectives.

The Chemistry Department is well equipped with modern instrumentation and facilities. Check out our inventory.

Congratulations Chemistry Class 2017!!!



Chemistry Graduation Party 2017





2017 One Purpose Scholarship: José Godínez

2017 Prof. Hobart Hamilton Scholarship Recipients

Eric Valencia, Sage Gabba, Ben Anowia, and Seth Hidalgo 

New faculty joining us in August 2017!!

Amanpreet SinghAmanpreet Singh

Materials Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry

Postdoc, College of Staten Island; Ph.D., City University of New York B.S., Guru Nanak Dev University

Nanomaterials, Interfacial Chemistry, Materials Science, Polymers, Carbondioxide sequestration, Catalysis.

Gönül ScharaGönül Schara


Postdoc, Univeristy of Hawai'i Manoa; Ph.D., University of Connecticut; B.S., Istanbul Technical University

Protein Engineering, Microbial Enzymes.



Important Dates

Spring 2017 Term

January 26 Spring term begins
March 20-24 Spring Break (Campus Closed)
March 31 Cesar Chavez Day (Campus Closed)
May 17 Last day of Spring Classes

May 18-24 Finals
May 26 Commencement