College of Science & Engineering


Chemistry Department Mission Statement

A gathering of people at a seminar on energy and food

The chemistry department contributes to Western Washington University’s mission by fostering lifelong learning in the chemical and biochemical sciences through exceptional classroom, laboratory, and research experiences. Students participating in our program will master content and develop critical thinking and communication skills that will help them be scientifically literate citizens and prepare them for professional careers as scientists, educators, and health professionals.  Chemistry students, faculty and staff contribute to the scientific enterprise and broader community through outreach and a program of student-focused scholarship and research that strives to be the strongest of its kind in the nation.

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