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College of Humanities & Sciences

Chemistry & Biochemistry

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About the Department

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry houses 20 faculty who manage internationally recognized research programs in addition to teaching, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students.   

As a student in the Department you will join some 130 undergraduate majors and 30 graduate students pursuing education and research in chemistry or biochemistry.   The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry awards BS, BA, MA, MS, and PhD degrees in a variety of disciplines. 

Graduates and undergraduates alike enjoy unparalleled access to faculty’s knowledge and experience with upper division class sizes averaging between 15 and 20 students and graduate courses between 5 and 10 students. 

The Department hosts weekly seminars with expert speakers from around the United States and the world.

University of Montana

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Professor Chris Palmer, Chair

Phone: 406.243.4022 | Fax: 406.243.4227

32 Campus Drive | Missoula, MT 59812

chemistry@umontana.edu