Jun 07, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry Department

College of the Sciences
Science Bldg., room 302
Mail Stop 7539
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Faculty and Staff

Dion Rivera, PhD

Associate Chair
Todd Kroll, PhD

Anthony Diaz, PhD, inorganic, solid state
Levente Fabry-Asztalos, PhD, organic
Yingbin Ge, PhD, physical
Anne Johansen, PhD, environmental, analytical
Dion Rivera, PhD, physical, analytical
Tim Sorey, PhD, chemistry education
Carin Thomas, PhD, biochemistry, toxicology

Associate Professors
Gil Belofsky, PhD, organic
Timothy Beng, PhD, organic
Todd Kroll, PhD, biochemistry

Assistant Professor
Sam Lohse, PhD, analytical

Senior Lecturers
Derek Ricketson, PhD, general
P. Whitney Swain, PhD, general

Brittany Holmes, MS, 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

Department Information
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.

Department Standards
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.

Lab Fees
All chemistry labs have fees associated with them that must be paid when registering for the course.

Program Outcomes
For information on program outcomes, please go to: www.cwu.edu/mission/assessment-improvement/slo-assessment-plans

Course Offerings
Frequency of course offering information can be found at the department website: www.cwu.edu/chemistry or by contacting the department directly.


    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)Bachelor of Science (B.S.)Minor


      Chemistry (CHEM)