About the Department

The Department of Chemistry of the University of Mary Washington is an American Chemical Society approved program offering majors in Chemistry and Biochemistry.  Our program is based upon a modern curriculum and is supported by well-equipped laboratories that supplement and extend classroom instruction. Required courses span the traditional areas of organic, analytical, and physical chemistry, and include senior capstone experiences that help students hone their laboratory problem solving skills and their oral and written scientific communication. Several electives also give in-depth treatment to other topics, and there are ample research opportunities for students to apply course work to current research problems in various areas of chemistry. Students leave the program well-prepared for jobs or graduate study.

The chemistry department also sponsors a student chapter of the American Chemical Society.  This student organization sponsors a variety of activities including a magic show during Family Weekend, outside speakers, and extracurricular events.