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About Chemistry

Welcome to Drexel University’s Department of Chemistry, which is dedicated to excellence in education and advanced research in chemical sciences. Chemistry is often called "the central science," because it drives all life processes and is the foundation of modern technology. The undergraduate and graduate programs at Drexel University provide students with the opportunity to learn the traditional disciplines of chemistry and also to explore the workings of chemistry in the natural and technological worlds.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Department of Chemistry to produce graduates who:

  • Are well prepared to succeed in the next step of their chosen careers.
  • Have developed the critical thinking and problem solving skills necessary for lifelong achievement.
  • Are prepared to hold leadership positions in which they use their broad knowledge of chemistry to meet the diverse challenges we face in the areas of energy, environment and health.