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Why Study Chemistry at Washburn?

The Washburn Chemistry Department offers courses in all of the major chemistry fields, which are taught by experts in those areas. The Department is certified by the American Chemical Society. Students have access to:

modern instrumentationstudent-mentor collaboration in undergraduate research

Dr. Stephen Angel, Chair of the Chemistry Department, speaks about Washburn University and the Chemistry Department.

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Career Opportunities for Majors in Chemistry

Careers in Chemistry

Welcome to the Chemistry Department!

We offer majors in biochemistry, chemistry, and forensic chemical science.

Stoffer Science Hall

The Chemistry Department is located in Stoffer Science Hall, Room 312.

Useful Resources
Students in a chemistry class

Safety Regulations for the Laboratory (Washburn Chemistry Department)

American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications

ACS Guidelines for Preparing a Research Report (PDF)

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Computational Chemistry - WebMO Login

Planning for Graduate Work in Chemistry


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Who is Earl W. Sutherland, Jr.?

Dr. Earl W. Sutherland, Jr., graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Washburn College (now Washburn University) in 1937. He went on to earn his M.D. at the Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis). In 1971, Dr. Sutherland was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for his discoveries concerning the mechanisms of the action of hormones."

To learn more about Dr. Sutherland, please visit the Nobel Prize website or this page from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he was a professor of physiology from 1963 to 1973.

Interested in Pre-Medicine or Pre-Pharmacy?

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The Washburn Chemistry Department is certified by the

American Chemistry Society
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Advisory Board

The Washburn Forensic Chemical Science program was developed following the recommendations by a

Forensic Chemical Science Advisory Board