College of Arts and Sciences

About the Department


Welcome to the TTU Department of Chemistry! Our department is one of the fastest growing chemistry departments in the State of Tennessee. We currently have more than 300 students enrolled in various pre-professional, baccalaureate and graduate programs. Over 70 of those students carry out undergraduate research throughout the academic year, right along side of MS students and Ph.D. students! In the past 10 years, we have conferred more chemistry degrees than any public university in the state of Tennessee.

A Carnegie Doctoral/STEM Intensive University, TTU offers 44 undergraduate programs and 23 programs of graduate study at master's and doctoral levels. In Chemistry, we are developing new and innovative programs in areas of our strategic interest and strength that will help develop the technically skilled workforce required in areas of national need. We don't offer "fluff" degrees that won't land you a job. Our ratings in alumni satisfaction, the highest of any in the state of Tennessee, justify our university slogan.

Please do not hesitate to contact my office if you have any questions or desire additional information. We'll be glad to give you a tour of the department at your request. We look forward to working with you in preparing for a successful professional career.


Jeffrey O. Boles, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Chemistry