The Department is committed to providing a high-quality chemistry education to all students, including the next generation of chemists and a chemically literate populace. In addition to the basic knowledge of chemical systems and methods, emphasis will be placed on the development of the skills needed by scientists, such as critical thinking, logical reasoning, and the ability to learn and work independently. The programs of study will be designed to facilitate efficient completion of a degree, insofar as possible.
The Department is committed to carrying out chemical research and interdisciplinary research at the frontiers of science in order to increase the base of fundamental knowledge. The research will include the involvement of undergraduate and graduate students. The development of local, national, and international collaborations will be encouraged.
The Department is committed to providing an open, fair, and accepting environment for all students, faculty and staff.