Students majoring in chemistry may prepare for a career in industry, teaching, or graduate study in chemistry, biochemistry, medicine/dentistry, or pharmaceuticals. The course offerings for the undergraduate degree are structured to give a broad but thorough grounding in the elements of chemistry. The chemistry curriculum should be fortified by a minor in physics, mathematics, or biological sciences.
Department research takes collaboration from a wide range of fields, including environmental chemistry. These research efforts enrich the curriculum through existing courses and independent study opportunities.
The Department of Chemistry is housed within the College of Arts and Sciences.
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- Dr. Michael Clift (BS '05) is now Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Kansas.
- Dr. Hashem Akhavan-Tafti has been chosen as Distinguished Alumni Scholar for 2012.
- Elizabeth S. Semkiw (WMU PhD '09) has accepted a position as Environmental Specialist with the Bureau of Environmental Epidemiology for the State of Missouri. In this role, she will be involved with a variety of projects focused on health risk assessment, including water pollution, contaminant migration, lead poisoning, and mercury in fish.
- A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Dr. Brian A. Zeider, a 2010 WMU Alumnus was held on October 23rd, 2011. Dr. Zeider died suddenly on September 9, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
- Professor Emeritus Dean Cooke passed away on August 10, 2011.
- Piyadarsha Amaratunga has joined Forensic Fluids Laboratories in Kalamazoo. read more...
- In Memorium - Prof. John Chateauneuf died June 17, 2011 at the age of 54. Prof. Chateauneuf was hired at WMU as a Chemistry Professor in 1996.
- Clifford A Ferree, 2003 chemistry graduate, is an Analytical Laboratory Supervisor at Abbott Nutrition Supply Chain in Sturgis, Mich. Cliff was called to active duty weeks before graduation and spent approximately a year in Iraq, returning home in May of 2004.
- Toni Morcelle, 2001 chemistry graduate, was awarded the Erie Community College 2011 President's Recognition Award for Outstanding Technical Support. Ms. Morcelle is a Sr. Technical Assistant at ECC South Campus in Orchard Park, NY.
We appreciate and recognize all the faculty who have played a part in our department, including our emeriti whose contributions to academia, the University, and the community have continued beyond retirement.