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.
More Department News
- 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.