About The Chemistry Department

The Chemistry Department's mission is to provide excellent instruction for the first two years of chemistry study for students with a wide variety of career goals.  Courses range from a non-mathematical environmental and consumer chemistry course to a full year of organic chemistry.  Courses are taught for any major that requires a chemistry background.  Students may begin many of the pre-professional curricula at a UW Colleges campus such as nursing, medicine, pharmacy, medical technology, veterinary medicine, engineering or dentistry.   The Chemistry Department is very interested in engaging students with chemistry, with each other, with their communities and with the chemists in the UW Colleges.