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.
The Department of Chemistry offers a major leading to a Bachelor of Science degree, certified by The American Chemical Society, and a minor in chemistry.
The department also offers programs of study for premedical and pre-dental studies, each leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. In addition, the department offers plans of study for pre-pharmacy and teacher certification in chemistry, and is involved with Continuing Education.
The Department of Chemistry offers undergraduate research projects to highly motivated chemistry majors interested in conducting individual research under the supervision of a faculty member.
At the graduate level, the department of chemistry offers courses leading to a Master of Science in chemistry to become professional chemists or to become professional secondary school/community college teachers.
The mission of the Chemistry Graduate program is to provide graduate students the opportunity to complete a Master of Science degree in Chemistry to become professional chemists or further pursue Chemistry Doctoral programs. The program also prepares qualified professional high school and community college Chemistry teachers by providing a teacher preparation track of the MS Chemistry degree program. Chemistry graduate program also provides a Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Sciences (MSIS) degree with Chemistry concentration. The Chemistry Graduate program supports the mission of the Department of Chemistry at The University of Texas-Pan American to provide excellent programs and helps the university fulfill its responsibility of providing high quality academic programs for the people of this region and the State of Texas.