The Department of Chemistry offers programs of study for students seeking a Bachelor of Arts or a 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 are best suited to their career objectives.

The Chemistry Department is well equipped with modern instrumentation and facilities.
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Approved Chemistry Program by the ACS Chemistry for Life. American Chemical Society.

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Dr. Gönül Schara was awarded a four-year NIH SC3 Grant to synthesize high-value drug metabolites using native and protein-engineered activities of an oxygenase enzyme for research use in preclinical drug development. Congratulations!

Join us for our Chemistry Seminar Series!

February 3: Dr. Roberto Andresen Eguiluz, UC Merced "NSF CREST-CCBM Program at UC Merced" 

February 10: Renee Engle-Goodner, Gallo Winery
"Ready, Set, Prosecco! Quality & Food Safety Lab Careers at E. & J. Gallo" 


February 24: Amanda Duran, Merced County Community and Economic Development Department
"Environmental Health, What We Do and Why It's Important"

March 17: Rosene Salmo, City of Modesto
"My Journey as a Chemist"

April 14: Sarah Varela, Bronco Wine Company
"Scientific Opportunities in the Wine Industry"

April 21: TBD

May 5: Heather De Los Santos, Certified Laboratories

Updated: April 10, 2023