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Studying Chemistry at Washburn

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

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Chemistry Department

Why major in chemistry at Washburn University?

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 (ACS) and offers majors in biochemistry, chemistry, and forensic chemical science. Students have access to modern instrumentation and can collaborate with faculty in undergraduate research.

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Useful Resources

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