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  • Superior undergraduate experience
  • Approved by the American Chemical Society
  • Individual attention by faculty
  • Extensive, independent laboratory work
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Professionally active faculty committed to fine teaching
  • Excellent facilities
  • Extensive range of modern chemical instrumentation for use by undergraduates

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Department Office

Sequoia Hall 506

Department Chair

Dr. Roy W. Dixon
Office: SQU 508
Phone: (916) 278-6684
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Applications for the 2018 Richard Fish Scholarship are now being accepted Click here to apply

The Russell-Forkey Summer Research Awards applications are now open Click here to apply

Scholarship Opportunity for Incoming Biochem Transfer Students! Click here to apply

Stephanie Valenzuela is the Chemistry Department's nominee for the College of NSM Dean's Award read more

Distinguished Service Award Recipient: Andrei Tokmakoff ’89 (Chemistry) read article

Emeritus Chemistry Faculty Dan Decious gives back to the community as KFBK's Hometown Hero Click here for the video

The recipients of the 2017 Richard Fish Scholarship are Kim Anh Hoang and Timofey Shimko learn more

The recipients of the 2017 Russell-Forkey Research Awards are Daniel Ferreyra Orozco, David Perekopskiy and Lauren Griffiths learn more

Dr. Thomas Savage is the winner of the 2017 T.H. Cheng Outstanding Teaching Award learn more

The recipient of the ACS 2017 undergraduate award in Analytical Chemistry is David Perekopskiy learn more

The recipient of the 2017 Hyper Cube Award is Terell Keel learn more

The recipient of the ACS 2017 undergraduate award in Organic Chemistry is Stephanie Valenzuela learn more

The recipient of the ACS 2017 undergraduate award in Physical Chemistry is Andrew Gilbert learn more