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Updated Departmental News for Academic Year 2013-2014 »
Graduation was held on May 11th, 2014 with the School of Science Open House held the day before.

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New Fall 2014 Announcments
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Position Announcement for Upcoming 2012-2013 Academic Year »
The Department of Chemistry at Hampton University invites applications and nominations for a teaching position, starting in the fall, 2012. The Department offers three baccalaureate degree tracks...

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NSF Grant to Establish the B.S. Progam in Biochemistry
The Department of Chemistry has received a grant of $293,853 from the National Science Foundation to implement a newly established B.S. degree program in Biochemistry.

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Doctoral Tracking Record
The Department of Chemistry is committed to providing an educational environment that allows students to acquire essential knowledge and skills for future careers in research, education, industry, and health-related professions.In support of this committment, the Department continues to track student success in degree completion after graduation.

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The Department of Chemistry offers an undergraduate program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science and a graduate program leading to the degree of Master of Science in Chemistry.

  • There are three degree options within the undergraduate program:
  • B.S. in Chemistry,
  • B.S.in Biochemistry,
  • B.S. in Chemistry with a concentration in Forensic Chemistry.

The curriculum is designed to meet the guidelines of the American Chemical Society certifiable baccalaurate degrees, including instruction in inorganic chemistry, chemical analysis and instrumental methods of analysis, organic chemistry and physical chemistry. Courses have been designed not only to meet accreditation requirements, but also to allow students to develop a strong background in science. Therefore, appropriate courses are also required in cognate areas such as biology, physics, computer science and mathematics.

Chemistry majors are encouraged to participate in undergraduate reseach with Hampton University faculty and efforts to include work experiences at other laboratories are on-going. The department also encourages chemistry students to participate in professional organizations such as the American Chemical Society student affiliate, Beta Kappa Chi national scientific honor society, and the National Technical Association.

The department provides a high quality education in chemical principles appropriate to the needs of students from other disciplines and provides chemistry majors with a sound education in the fundamental areas of modern chemistry. A dedicated and highly trained faculty prepares students for advanced study in chemistry and other scientific disciplines by promoting academic achievement and providing state-of-the-art instrumentation.

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