About the Department
The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, administratively situated within the College of Science, enrolls approximately 400 undergraduate majors and 25 graduate students. The department has 17 tenure-track faculty members, 16 part-time temporary instructors, and 7 staff members. Each year, we graduate between 30-50 majors.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry has three program options that permit students to tailor their curriculum choices to fit their career goals. These three options are: American Chemical Society (ACS) option, Biochemistry option, and the General option. The ACS option leads to a degree certified by the American Chemical Society. Our MS degree in Chemistry requires original research with a thesis.
The Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty embrace Cal Poly Pomona's inclusive polytechnic identity by providing our students with experiential learning and discovery opportunities through extensive laboratory study. For students who are willing to work hard, the curriculum will prepare you to position yourself well in today's job market or for further professional study and the changing future of work. Take advantage of the opportunity to study the "central science" with our department.