Department Mission Statement

In support of Gonzaga University's mission, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry aims to intentionally develop the whole person by contributing to the intellectual and physical development of our students through deep understanding of the chemical basis of matter and hands-on practical laboratory skills.  We will cultivate in our students the capacities and dispositions for reflective and critical thought, independent lifelong learning, ethical practices in science, creativity and innovation to create scientific knowledge, as well as foster a mature commitment to social justice, global engagement, and care for sustainable chemical practices.  The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will educate our students for lives of leadership by modeling and expecting excellence in academic and professional pursuits and the ability to communicate science.