Department of Chemistry


The Department of Chemistry deals with the core knowledge essential to much of the scientific experimentation that influences our daily lives. From atomic theories to the basic chemical structures, the prospective chemist studies that material which forms a basis for important work in engineering, pharmacy, medicine, medical technology, dentistry, and research chemistry. The Chemistry department is approved to offer degrees certified by the American Chemcial Society (ACS); students completing the proper ACS curriculum will thus be certified by the society and department. The Department also assists in the preparation of prospective science teachers. These students, as well as those studying chemistry as part of their general education, work in modern facilities fully equipped for investigating contemporary chemistry topics.
Chemistry Department News and Events
  • Accelerated Graduate Degree Program option is now available. Find out more here.
  • Summer Applied Chemistry Workshops:
    - Drug Discover offered July 11 and 18th
    - Applied Spectroscopy offered August 1-2.
    Apply here. All participants will receive a certificate of course completion.
  • Transforming Undergraduate Education in Molecular Life Sciences: An ASBMB Special Symposium. July 30 - August 2nd on the Missouri Western Campus. Visit the meeting Website for more details.
  • The 2015 Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society will be held October 21-24, 2015 on the Missouri Western Campus. Visit the 2015 MWRM Website for more details.

  • Department of Chemistry

    • phone number:
    • 816-271-4371

    • our address:
    • Agenstein Hall Room 332
      4525 Downs Drive
      St. Joseph, MO 64507