College of the Sciences
Science Bldg., room 302
Mail Stop 7539
See website for how this program may be used for educational and career purposes.
Faculty and Staff
Anthony Diaz, PhD
Dion Rivera, PhD
Anthony Diaz, PhD, inorganic, solid state
Levente Fabry-Asztalos, PhD, organic
Anne Johansen, PhD, environmental, analytical
JoAnn Peters, PhD, organic, mechanistic
Dion Rivera, PhD, physical, analytical
Carin Thomas, PhD, biochemistry, toxicology
Gil Belofsky, PhD, organic
Yingbin Ge, PhD, physical
Todd Kroll, PhD, biochemistry
Tim Sorey, PhD, chemistry education
Timothy Beng, PhD, organic
Robert Rittenhouse, PhD, general/physical
Rebecca Coates, PhD, general
Derek Ricketson, PhD, general
P. Whitney Swain, PhD, general
Emil Babik, instrument technician
Tony Brown, stockroom manager
Brian Finn, computer technician
Daniel Hall, stockroom assistant
Ian Seiler, safety officer
Lisa Stowe, secretary
Ormacinda White, instrument technician
The department offers three majors. In each major, courses in the first two years emphasize fundamental topics in chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Students then choose advanced courses in chemistry and related areas to complete the requirements in their major.
These majors provide opportunities for practical experience in chemistry. Students are encouraged to do research on campus with a faculty member, and to participate in the department’s seminar program. Two minors are offered to supplement career related fields.
Students must have earned a grade of C- or higher in all prerequisites to be admitted to a course. To graduate, all chemistry majors are required to achieve at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and a 2.25 GPA in courses required for the major. To receive a minor in chemistry, students are required to achieve a 2.25 gpa in courses required for the minor.
All chemistry labs have fees associated with them that must be paid when registering for the course.
For information on program outcomes, please go to: www.cwu.edu/mission/assessment-improvement/slo-assessment-plans.
Frequency of course offering information can be found at the department website: www.cwu.edu/chemistry or by contacting the department directly.
ProgramsBachelor of Arts (B.A.)Bachelor of Science (B.S.)Minor