|Graduate Students 2012-2013|
The Chemistry Master's program provides knowledge, skills and discovery within the chemical sciences. The program prepares candidates for professional employment in chemistry, for teaching at the community college or secondary level, and for graduate studies beyond the M.S. level in chemistry and related fields. Primary focus is on a research project that culminates in a written thesis and oral defense, supplemented with advanced course work in chemistry or related disciplines. Research is offered in a variety of fields including interdisciplinary work in organic, inorganic, physical, computational, analytical, environmental, and biochemistry, in addition to chemistry education.
The Department of Chemistry is housed in a $60 million state-of-the-art science building that is fully equipped with an array of modern instrumentation (NMR, FTIR, HPLC, GC-MS, UV-Vis, IC, fluorescence spectroscopy, etc.) as well as advanced computational facilities. Additional instrumentation is available for shared use in other departments on the CWU campus as well as in regional facilities (e.g. Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory , Pacific Northwest National Laboratories.)