Moving you forward
The department of chemistry at Missouri State University provides a world-class education with a sound background in the fundamental areas of chemistry coupled with experience in applied research and exposure to state-of-the-art research instrumentation.
The chemistry curriculum contributes to scientific literacy, critical thinking, problem solving skills and provides a foundation for students pursuing programs in:
- Allied health
- Biological sciences
- Agriculture and technology
The undergraduate curriculum is designed to prepare and educate students for their future endeavors. We offer focused concentration areas in chemistry education, biochemistry, industrial chemistry and preparation for graduate school.
Students receive a strong education in the foundations of chemistry and teaching at the secondary level.
One of the department’s most popular emphasis areas, biochemistry offers students an in-depth look at the chemical processes of living organisms.
Industrial chemistry explores the transformation of raw materials into finished products.
Students will obtain a broad knowledge of chemistry that will prepare them for graduate school while giving them opportunities to conduct and present their own research.
Quality departmental experiences
Our faculty is focused on providing hands-on guidance and research opportunities. Our teaching labs are open to give you a better understanding of chemistry, enabling you to make a significant positive impact on human health, energy and the environment. As a student in the chemistry department, you will have the chance to participate in hands-on research opportunities, seminars and multiple student organizations.
The department of chemistry at Missouri State received certification from the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training in 1974 and continues to maintain its certification.