Department of Chemistry

The Chemistry Department at Tuskegee University is strongly committed to preparing students for careers related to chemistry. The department has extensive research and computer facilities. We offer a curriculum approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS) which leads to the Bachelor of Science (B.S) Degree in Chemistry. The program is versatile. It prepares students for industrial careers in research, sales or development, or for further study in graduate, medical or other professional schools. Students are advised according to their career goals.

Students start at various levels in our program depending on their background in chemistry and mathematics. For students with weak backgrounds in chemistry, an Introductory Chemistry course is available to prepare such students for General Chemistry. Similarly, the Mathematics Department analyzes a student's background for placement in an appropriate Mathematics course. Students with a strong foundation in Chemistry and Mathematics will be placed in the appropriate level of Chemistry or Mathematics. If you transfer from another college or university, your academic level will be determined from the credits accepted by Tuskegee University.

The Department also offers a Master of Science (M.S) Degree in Chemistry. Graduate students take advanced courses and develop a research thesis in cooperation with a faculty member in his/her area of specialization.

Faculty members of the Chemistry Department represent the areas of analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry and polymer chemistry. The results of research by our faculty and students are presented at local, state, national and international meetings, and in professional journals.

The Chemistry Department will work with you to be certain that you are advised appropriately for a successful program at Tuskegee University.