Featured Events

Dec 5-9: Chemistry Poster Celebration

Latest Chemistry Video

Why are Tattoos Permanent?

Upcoming Seminars

Dec. 8th: Dr. Heather M. Jensen, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Room: S207       Time: 5:00 PM

"Putting microbes to work: Engineering microbes for functional materials and biomanufacturing"

Dec. 9th: Dr. Erin Jonasson, University of Notre Dame, Indiana

Room: N322       Time: 2:00 PM

"G-protein social networking"

Dec. 12th: Dr. Ningkun Wang, University of California, Berkeley

Room: N322       Time: 5:00 PM

"How proteins make decisions: Mechanisms for protein specificity"



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 will be 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.

New Faculty Positions


Mole Day 2016!

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2016 Prof. Hobart Hamilton Scholarship Awardees

Sage Gabba, José Godínez, Eric Valencia, Jordan Hidalgo, Seth Hidalgo, and Sarah Solis

Sage Gabba, José Godínez, Eric Valencia, Jordan Hidalgo, Seth Hidalgo, and Sarah Solis

2016 One Purpose Chemistry Scholarships

Lisa Vossekuil, Eric Valencia, José Godínez, and Michelle Leyva

Lisa Vossekuil, Eric Valencia, José Godínez, and Michelle Leyva

Important Dates

Fall 2016 Term

August 24 Fall term begins
Sept. 5 Labor Day (Campus Closed)
Oct. 12 No Classes
Nov. 11 Veteran's Day Observed (Campus Closed)
Nov. 24 & 25 Thanksgiving Holiday (Campus Closed)
Dec. 12 Last day of Fall Classes
Dec. 13 Reading Day
Dec. 14-20 Finals
Dec. 24-Jan 23 Winter Break