Chairperson: Jennifer Shepherd
Dr. Scholl Distinguished Professor: D. Cleary
Professors: D. Cleary, D. Kelsh (Emeritus), D. McMinn (Emeritus), K. Nakamaye (Emeritus), J. Shepherd, J. Smieja
Associate Professor: J. Cronk, E. Ross
Assistant Professors: M. Cremeens, G. Gidofalvi, K. Hoffmann, S. Warren, J. Watson
Lecturers: G. D’Ambruoso, S. Siegel
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry and biochemistry and a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry. There are two different options available for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees. The American Chemical Society (ACS) approved B.S. option requires a senior research thesis as a capstone experience. Alternatively, students can complete a senior literature review for a B.S. degree that does not include a thesis. A Bachelor of Arts is offered for those students seeking a strong background in chemistry but with less specialization than the Bachelor of Science program. A minor in chemistry is also offered.
Students are encouraged to visit the departmental website to learn more about careers in chemistry and biochemistry. For those interested in teaching chemistry at the secondary level, the department suggests the B.A. degree along with the teacher certification program of the School of Education. For students interested in environmental science, a B.A. degree in chemistry combined with a minor in environmental studies and supporting courses from biology and civil engineering is recommended.
Gonzaga University does not offer a program in chemical engineering. Students interested in chemical engineering should consider combining a B.S. degree in chemistry with supporting courses from the School of Engineering and Applied Science and an M.S. or Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from another institution.