Mission Statement

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.


Read about the history of our department from the inception of the University Farm in the early 1900s through the 1990s.