Department of Chemistry

The University of Mary Washington Chemistry Department is an American Chemical Society approved program offering majors in Chemistry and Biochemistry.  Our program involves a rigorous curriculum supported by modern laboratories that supplement and extend classroom instruction. Required courses in the traditional areas of organic, analytical, and physical chemistry, as well as senior capstone experiences focused on laboratory problem solving skills and oral and written scientific communication prepare our students well for scientific jobs or graduate study. Several electives are also available, and there are ample research opportunities for students in various areas of chemistry. Students may also join our award-winning student chapter of the American Chemical Society, which sponsors a variety of activities including a magic show during Family Weekend, outside speakers, and extracurricular events.

                                   2018 Outstanding Seniors
Lindsey Jones (ACS), Matt Tovar (AIC Biochem), Hannah Killian  (AIC Chem)

    Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

Students from all levels of the curriculum enjoy the Chemistry Department’s annual Titration Tournament

Alumni News Student News Faculty Notes

Robert Higgins (’13) receives prestigious post-doctoral fellowship.


Check out Orlando Stewart’s (’15) profile in Georgetown University news!

Congratulations to Daniel Arango, Lindsey Jones, and Cat Zwemer, our fall undergraduate research grant award winners, who were awarded over $5,000 for supplies and travel!


And congratulations to the UMW Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society, which was named an Outstanding 2017-18 chapter by the ACS!

Prof. Kelli Slunt again chaired the US National Chemistry Olympiad Practical Task Force.

Prof. Nicole Crowder began her 1st year leading a major NSF grant supporting diversity in STEM at UMW