Featured Events

Aug 20th: Potluck: Welcome New Chemistry Students

Aug 24th: Fall term begins

Oct 16-22: National Chemistry Week: "Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry"

Latest Chemistry Video

Whisky Versus Coffee: Dueling Droplets—Speaking of Chemistry

Upcoming Seminars

Sept. 2nd: Welcome & Faculty Presentation

Sept 16th: Dr. Ronald C. Cohen, UC Berkeley

Oct. 7th: Katrina Stein, Pacific University School of Pharmacy

Oct. 14th: Dr. Carla Mattos, Northeastern University

Oct. 21th: Ms. Tara Ribeiro, CSU Stan, Dept. of Education

Nov. 18th: Dr. Daniela Barile & Randall Robinson, UC Davis

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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 2014-2015 academic year. The club was recognized in the November/December issue of inChemistry and at the 251st ACS National Meeting. Congratulations!

CSU Research Competition Winner!

Congratulations to Forrest Kohl, 2nd Place at the CSU State Research Competition. Good job!

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.


  • Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry-Food Safety (More information coming soon; review begins Oct. 2016)
  • Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Biochemistry (More information coming soon; review begins Oct. 2016)


Congratulations 2016 Chemistry Graduates!


2016 Prof. Hobart Hamilton Scholarship Awardees

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

2016 One Purpose Chemistry Scholarships

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