Featured Events

Aug 18: Chemistry Potluck: Welcome New students and tranfers

Sept 1: Chemistry Careers Club first meeting

Latest Chemistry Video

Why Superhydrophobic Materials Never Get Wet?"

Upcoming Seminars

Sept 1st: Welcome

Dr. Andrew Gardner, STEM Success     Dr. Melanie Martin, LSAMP

Sept 22nd: Dr. Gönül Schara, Department of Chemistry, Stan State

Oct 6th: Dr. Aman Singh, Department of Chemistry, Stan State

Oct 13th: Dr. Robin Dando, Department of Food Science, Cornell University

Oct 20th: Cynthia DeCure, Department of Theatre, Stan State

Nov 3rd: Dr. Daryl Eggers, Department of Chemistry, San José State

Dec 1st: Ms. Natalya Ignatyeva, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UC San Diego


2017 One Purpose Scholarship: José Godínez

Jose Godinez

2017 Prof. Hobart Hamilton Scholarship Recipients: Eric Valencia, Sage Gabba, Ben Anowia, and Seth Hidalgo 

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

Congratulations Chemistry Class 2017!

Chem Class 2017

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!

Outstanding chapter


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.

2017 New Students & Family Potluck

new students group photo

New faculty joining us!!

Amanpreet SinghAmanpreet Manchanda

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

Protein Engineering, Microbial Enzymes.



Important Dates

Fall 2017 Term

August 23: Fall term begins
September 4: Labor Day (Campus Closed)
Novemeber 10: Veteran's Day (Campus Closed)
Novemebr 25-26: Thanksgiving Break

December 13-19: Finals