Featured Events

April 30th: Northern California Undergraduate Research Symposium

May 16th: 5th College of Science Student Poster Celebration

Latest Chemistry Video

New hydrogel for 3-D printing gets jiggly with it

Upcoming Seminars

April 15th: Dr. Cesar Acosta, DMD
“Chemistry in dentistry? Really?”

April 22nd: Marco Ramirez, Campbell’s Soup
“Tomato 101”

April 29th: Sabino Alhem, Hilmar Cheese
“Careers in Food Safety: great paying jobs in the Central Valley”

May 6th: Dr. Kasuen Mauldin, San Jose State
“Becoming a Registered Dietitian and the SJSU M.S. in Nutritional Science Program”


Congratulations to Chemistry Student Research Competition Winners!

  • Forrest Kohl (Dr. Alemán): 1st Place
  • Jing Lee (Dr. Alemán): 3rd Place​​

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!

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 of Chemistry Announcement: Review Begins Nov. 16, 2015.

Important Dates

Spring Semester 2016

January 28 Spring term begins
March 28-April 1 Spring Break (Offices Open, No Classes)
March 31 Cesar Chavez Day (Campus Closed)
May 13 Warrior Day (Offices Open, Classes Dismissed at Noon)
May 18 Last Day of Classes
May 19-25 Final Examinations
May 26-27 Commencement Ceremonies
May 30 Memorial Day (Campus Closed)

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