Academic Advisement

Each undergraduate major has an assigned faculty advisor. Chemistry majors must consult with their advisor for program planning and approval each semester before being allowed to register for classes. Elective courses taken to fulfill requirements in the major should have prior approval of the student’s advisor. Please contact the Department Office for graduate program.


A degree in chemistry will enable you to work as a professional chemist, synthesizing compounds, analyzing qualitatively and quantitatively the content of various materials and measuring the properties of chemical substances. A degree in biochemistry will enable you to work in the developing field of genetic engineering. A degree in chemistry will help you pursue a career in the areas of environmental protection, biotechnology, nanotechnology and in many areas related to chemical and pharmaceutical sciences. In addition, any of the degree options in chemistry will enable you to enter professional programs such as medical, dental or pharmacy school.


Chair: Eric Kelson
Eucalyptus Hall (EH) 2102
(818) 677-3381