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Welcome to the Central Washington University Chemistry Department!

The Chemistry Department is a dynamic, energetic and growing organization that focuses on giving students the best possible education in the chemical sciences. We are housed in the Science Building, a state-of-the-art facility with labs offering the latest instrumentation and technology. We offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees and are proud of our low student to faculty teaching ratios. The department has fourteen fulltime faculty and a support staff of seven. Our faculty members have diverse research interests - ranging from the study of trace metals over remote areas of the open ocean to bio activation and cytotoxic mechanisms of xenobiotics including antineoplastic agents, environmental contaminants, natural products and photosensitizers to theoretical investigation of the chemical vapor deposition processes of various inorganic materials such as diamond, graphite, silicon crystals, and silicon carbide. Student research opportunities abound for undergraduates as well as graduate students. Welcome to our website!

JOIN OUR TEAM! The CWU Chemistry Department is looking for an Assistant-Professor in Chemistry for Fall Quarter beginning September 2015.

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Click here to read the Chemistry Alumni Newsletter for 2013

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For STUDENT EMPLOYMENT opportunities in Chemistry, students need to complete the schedule of availability found in the link below and go to to apply online for the position(s) of interest.

Schedule of Availability