Welcome to the Department of Chemistry at the University of the Pacific. Our ACS-accredited department 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. In addition, we encourage you to take advantage of the chance to work one-on-one with our faculty on research projects.

The Department of Chemistry is composed of 12 faculty members, adjunct/visiting faculty, 24 graduate students and one administrative assistant. Our faculty members are research-active scholars who take the task of teaching very seriously. Many courses offered by the department include laboratory components taught by graduate students (MS or PhD candidates).

Chemistry Department Equipment

The Department of Chemistry has instrumentation that allows faculty members to maintain an active research program across multiple sub-disciplines of chemistry. This does not only provide an opportunity for professors and graduate students to advance knowledge in chemistry, but it directly improves the learning experience of undergraduate students whose laboratory courses are taught by experienced instructors.

Specifically, the department has an excellent mass spectrometry facility, a high-field 600 MHz NMR facility, powerful computational resources, and general instrumentation.

chemistry professor using equipment
chemistry professor Andy Franz and student Amelia Watson
Our Faculty

Our faculty care deeply about the students at Pacific and are available inside and outside the classroom. They encourage undergraduates to be part of their research projects. Over the last decade our professors authored/co-authored 106 research papers in peer-reviewed journals, often with undergraduate or graduate student researchers.

Contact Us

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Department of Chemistry

3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211