The Mission Statement of the Department of Chemistry begins with a strong commitment to the education of our students. We will work to provide students the foundation necessary to be life-long learners. We will encourage students to develop their academic abilities and career interests through well-designed curricula and effective advisement. We will maintain an instructional program meeting the highest standards of our accrediting agency and continually assess our degree concentrations and program options. We will provide opportunities for research and independent study in order to address the individual needs of each of our majors and reward them for their excellence. We will maintain state-of-the art scientific equipment in our department, and offer both undergraduate and graduate students exposure to such instrumentation to better prepare them for the workforce. We will sustain and continually assess our educational environment which promotes effective communication, respect, and understanding among students, faculty, and staff.