The Department of Chemistry is committed to the mission of providing quality education in the process of preparing students for graduate work or careers in chemistry and the biomedical sciences.

The Chemistry department at UTPA strives to fulfill its mission by offering a program that leads to an undergraduate, graduate, major or minor in chemistry. In addition, the Department:

  • Prepares students for admission to schools of dentistry, pharmacy, and medicine.
  • Offers a program that leads to teacher certification.
  • Provides students with undergraduate research opportunities alongside faculty mentors in their research laboratories.
  • Offers research support through generous support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Welch Foundation.

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The Department of Chemistry at UTPA wants you to do research!

Several different areas of research in chemistry are available:

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Read the latest news in the Department of Chemistry at UTPA:

  • New Programs
  • New Courses
  • New Faculty Members
  • New Chair of the Department
  • Scheduled Events

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Contact Us

Department of Chemistry
Science Building Room 3.352
1201 W. University Dr.
Edinburg, TX 78539
Phone: (956) 665-3371

For further information about our department or other inquiries, please contact Julie R. Cerda.

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