Department of Chemistry


Why study chemistry at Sacramento State University?

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

2014 Scholarship and Summer Research Opportunies:

2014 Richard Fish Scholarship
The Richard W. Fish Scholarship offers support for students majoring in chemistry and biological sciences who are interested in pursuing pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary careers or advanced degrees in chemistry. The application deadline is Friday, April 4, 2014.

If you...

  • are a Junior or Senior student in the Spring 2014 semester,
  • have a GPA of 2.5 or above,
  • have completed at least one semester at CSUS and are currently enrolled in at least 12 units,
  • are majoring in chemistry or biological sciences,
  • and are pursuing a pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary career or advanced degree in chemistry,

...then you are an ideal candidate for this $500 scholarship!!!

Click here to download the application

2014 Russell-Forkey Summer Research Awards $2000-$4000
The Chemistry Department is offering 2-4 summer research stipends for undergraduates. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 11, 2014.

In order to apply, you must be:

  • A Chemistry or Biochemistry major
  • Enrolled in or have completed at least one of these chemistry labs: Chem 25, 31, 110L, 125, 141, 162 OR have conducted research with a Chemistry faculty member for at least one semester.
  • Sponsored by a Chemistry faculty member (lab instructor or research mentor) with whom you will be doing research.

Click here to download the application

2013-2014 Faculty Endowment for Student Scholarship Award Recipients 

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013-2014 Faculty Endowment for Student Scholarship Awards. 

  • Lauren Littell, Biochemistry
  • Adam Ung, Chemistry

Award recipients are recognized for their academic achievement and promise of continued academic success, service and contributions to the student’s major department, college, the university and/or the community at-large, and articulation of future educational/career goals.

We extend our warmest congratulations to this year’s recipients. 

Dr. Linda Roberts, Chair

California State University, Sacramento
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