Jul 23, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Chemistry


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Who’s Who in the Department of Chemistry

Chair:

David M. Hoffman

Professors:
Steven Baldelli, Mary Bean (Instuctional), Eric R. Bittner, Maurice Brookhart, Chengzhi Cai, Olafs Daugulis,  R. A. Geanangel, Scott Gilbertson, Arnold M. Guloy, P. Shiv Halasyamani, David M. Hoffman, Allan J. Jacobson, Karl M. Kadish, T. Randall Lee, Mark Smith, Randolph P. Thummel

Associate Professors:
Edwin Carrasquillo, Don Coltart, Roman S. Czernuszewicz, Vassiliy Lubchenko, Jeremy May, Ognjen Š. Miljanic, Angela Möller, Shoujun Xu

Assistant Professors:
Jakoah Brgoch, Tai-Yen Chen, Arkadiusz Czader (Instructional), Loi Do, Thomas Teets, Judy Wu, Ding-Shyue Yang, Vladimir Zaitsev (Instructional)

Co-Chairs of Undergraduate Studies:
Arkadiusz Czader
Vladimer Zaitsev

Overview

Chemistry is the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition, structure, properties, and reactions of matter. Students majoring in chemistry pursue either a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in chemistry.

Students are strongly encouraged to take the B.S. option. The American Chemical Society has accredited the B.S. program at UH since 1954.

Students considering a major in chemistry should have a strong mathematics background and excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Graduates with a chemistry degree typically find employment in the chemical, pharmaceutical, oil, and petrochemical industries. In addition, there are opportunities for chemists in law, library and information science, and publishing. Chemistry is also a well-regarded major for those wishing to pursue further education in the medical and related fields.

As preparation for joining the workforce or entering graduate school, chemistry majors are invited and strongly encouraged to participate in undergraduate research beginning in their sophomore year.

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