College of Science & Engineering


Graduate and Undergraduate Programs in Chemistry at Western Washington University

Undergrads and Grad studying in Chemistry Building

The chemistry program at Western Washington University is consistently among the top 25 largest producers of ACS approved BS degrees the nation. The undergraduate program offers B.S. and B.A. degrees in chemistry and the B.S. degree in biochemistry. Our Masters in Chemistry graduate program emphasizes professional development and personal growth through hands-on scientific investigation with close mentoring by a faculty advisor.  Graduates have gone on to careers in medicine, aerospace, microelectronics, biotechnology, community college teaching, the energy sector and many other fields.

Opportunities beyond classroom study are a cornerstone of both programs. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to pursue faculty mentored research projects and to present the results of their research at a national conference or during WWU’s annual Scholars Week. Many Undergraduate and graduate students coauthor papers published in the scientific literature.