The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will strive to create a collegial, collaborative, and supportive environment that nurtures professional relationships, enrich teaching and learning, develop and strengthen scholarship, and encourage professional service. We strive to be a leader in undergraduate and graduate level research. We offer a rigorous and contemporary curriculum that is responsive to future developments, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature and diversity of the chemical sciences, thus enabling students to become successful professionals, scholars, scientifically literate citizens and leaders. We will make significant contributions and have a major impact on chemical education, teacher preparation, and professional development in the region. We promote excellence in service to the department, university and community as well as cultivating ties with local and regional industry and academic institutions.