Department: Chemistry    
Chairperson: Khamis S. Siam    
Room: 104 Heckert-Wells Email:
Telephone: 620-235-4748 Fax: 620-235-4003
Professor(s): James McAfee*, Dilip K. Paul*, Zoran Petrovic*, William Shirley*, Khamis S. Siam*   
Assoc. Professor(s):    
Asst. Professor(s): Irene Zegar*   
Instructors: Arvi J. Cruz, Kris Mijares*

Research Faculty: Mihail Ionescu, Ivan Javni   
*Graduate Faculty   

Baccalaureate Degrees

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in chemistry is available in six areas of emphasis:  Professional (ACS approved); Biochemistry; Polymer Chemistry; Pre-Medicine; Environmental Chemistry; and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. The Professional emphasis is an Ameri­can Chemi­cal Society approved degree plan.  This degree plan is designed to prepare students for professional careers. 

The Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in chemistry is designed for the student desiring to prepare for secondary level chemistry teaching.

The University's requirements for all baccalaure­ate degrees can be found at General Education Requirements for All Baccalaureate Degrees and for the master's degree at Graduate Degrees and Options.


Other Professional Programs

The Department of Chemistry offers pre-professional work in health sciences, chemical engineer­ing, metallurgical engineering, petroleum engineer­ing, and nuclear engineering. Baccalaureate degrees leading to medical or pharmacy careers are described below.  Details concerning these programs can be obtained from the department.


Minor Sequences

Are applicable to Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science in Education degrees.