Our mission is to conduct preeminent research, provide forward-thinking instruction in the chemical sciences, and perform service activities that will positively impact our campus, society, and the world. Our program has a strong focus on interdisciplinary research and teaching, with diverse classes, advanced facilities, state-of-the-art instrumentation, and collaborative research opportunities. Our faculty and students receive numerous prestigious research awards and fellowships, as well as awards for teaching and mentorship.
Against Racism in Chemistry
We the students, staff, and faculty of the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Davis are committed to fighting racism and implicit bias in our community and in our field. We embrace the notion of an intellectual community enriched and enhanced by graduating students with BS, MS, and PhD degrees regardless of race and recognize that we cannot achieve equity without openly confronting racism when we encounter it.
Diversity in Chemistry
We the students, staff, and faculty of the Department of Chemistry at the University of California are committed to promoting an inclusive intellectual environment that advances the field of chemistry through the participation of all members regardless of race, disability, ethnicity and national origins, religion, or sexual orientation.
Read about the history of our department from the inception of the University Farm in the early 1900s through the 1990s.