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Department of Chemistry


Susan McCann
Administrative Assistant
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry at University of the Pacific. Our ACS-accredited department at the University of the Pacific (Northern California, east of the San Francisco Bay Area) has a long-standing tradition of student-centered education. 

We offer classes in the core-curriculum of majors in chemistry, biochemistry, pre-pharmacy, pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, biology, physics, physical therapy and engineering. Senior students (B.S.) compete very well nationally for admission to the best professional schools and are very competitive in the employment market after graduation. Our Graduate students (M.S./Ph.D.) have secured leading positions in industry and academia nationally and internationally.

The Stauffer Charitable Trust Challenge
In 2013, the Chemistry Department at University of the Pacific was awarded a $500,000 challenge from the John Stauffer Charitable Trust to enhance the research opportunities for undergraduate students majoring in chemistry and biochemistry. Find out how you can help the Chemistry Department rise to the challenge.>>  

In addition to classroom learning, students have many opportunities to gain hands-on experience in our laboratories. Our faculty care deeply about the students at Pacific and are available inside and outside the classroom. We hope you will explore our web pages to learn more about the Chemistry Department. You can find out what students have to say about our program on the Our Students page. Please do not hesitate to contact the department directly for any remaining questions.

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