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Welcome to the TWU Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

The TWU Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry offers programs leading to both undergraduate and graduate degrees in chemistry and biochemistry. The undergraduate curriculum leads to the Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry or in biochemistry. Academic minors are offered in chemistry and general science. Teacher certification can be obtained to teach general science and physical science in the secondary schools.

The objectives of the undergraduate chemistry program are:

  1. To educate the student so as to achieve an understanding of the behavior of material substances and of the energy changes accompanying this behavior
  2. To apply this knowledge for the benefit of humanity

The programs offered can prepare the student for graduate studies in chemistry, admission to medical, dental, or pharmacy school, a career as a professional chemist, or a career as a teacher.

Please feel free to contact Dr. Richard Sheardy, Professor and Chair, if you have any questions or if you plan to visit the campus.

Chemistry student organization receives national recognition for excellence, green chemistry

The Texas Woman’s University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s student organization — the KEM Club (Kappa Epsilon Mu) — has received an Honorable Mention Award from the American Chemical Society Committee on Education in recognition of the club’s commitment to promote chemistry at the university. The American Chemical Society also gave the group a Green Chemistry Student Chapter Award for its commitment to environmentally-friendly chemistry practices. The TWU Kem Club was among only 43 student organizations out of 500 in the nation to receive the Green Chemistry Award. More about “Chemistry student organization receives national recognition for excellence, green chemistry”...

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Iota Sigma Pi, a national honor society for women in chemistry, is currently accepting applications.

The local TWU chapter is the URANIUM chapter.