Department of Chemistry

Vision and Mission


The Department of Chemistry at UMT will be nationally recognized as one of the top five departments in the country. It will be recognized worldwide for its diverse, dynamic, and innovative research program. The department will distinguish itself by its strong cross-disciplinary collaborations both within and outside the university.


The mission of the Department of Chemistry is to create and maintain programs of excellence in the areas of research, education and public outreach. With a high standard for excellence in all three areas the department will produce students who are knowledgeable in chemistry and can think critically. 

In support of our mission the Chemistry Department faculty members strive to:

  • Maintain state of the art research and teaching facilities,
  • Provide innovative, dedicated classroom instruction at both the graduate and undergraduate levels,
  • Foster multi-disciplinary curriculum development to provide students with a breadth of course options in Forensic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Natural Product Chemistry, Environmental Science, Polymer Science and Chemical Education.
  • Serve as good role models to students for safe and ethical professional behavior.
  • Provide high quality academic advising for all majors.
  • Communicate the excitement of chemistry to the public at large.

To help us accomplish these goals we remain dedicated to a core set of values: excellence in teaching and research, respect for all members of the Department and University, diversity in our students, faculty and staff, and service to the citizens of the country.


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