Welcome to the Department of Chemistry

We prepare the scientists and researchers of tomorrow. CWU cares about giving you the best possible education in the growing field of Chemistry.

About the Chemistry Department

From dynamic coursework to undergraduate and graduate research opportunities, become a Wildcat and find your future with our accredited degrees in chemistry and biochemistry. The chem office provides you with a solid foundation in chemistry that will cater to your specific interests in nanotechnology, organic synthesis, brain chemistry, solid state chemistry, and computational chemistry.

Student Resources

A collection of resources for Chemistry students.

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Safety information and resources for the Chemistry department.

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An Overview of programs for the Chemistry department.

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PAC Endowment

The Chemistry Professional Advisory Council Endowment is created to support undergraduate research.

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Research and Facilities

The Academic Research conducted by Department Faculty Research Groups

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About Us

Meet the people of the CWU Chemistry Department

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Report an Accident or Hazard

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Events and Outreach

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Support Us

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Why Study Chemistry at CWU?

Our labs offer the latest instrumentation and technology. Two thirds of our chemistry majors engage in undergraduate research with faculty members, giving students like you the opportunity to present research. We know you will do great things here, and we want to support you with the best tools available.

Degree Options

Join a community of scientists and peers interested in the chemical sciences and discover all that Central Washington University has to offer you.

Learn more about our Chemistry degree options by visiting the Program Finder.


For general university admissions information, contact the Office of Admissions. For advising information, contact Academic Advising.

Are you a graduate student? Contact the School of Graduate Studies and Research for admissions information.


Interested in research opportunities? Our department offers both undergraduate and graduate students the chance to work with renowned faculty on a wide range of projects. From organic synthesis to research on nanoparticles or the study of protein interactions in the brain, research opportunities abound! Learn more about our PAC Endowment.

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