About Chemistry and Biochemistry
​The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry​ at Central Michigan University is recognized for quality teaching and student research.

CMU's chemistry and biochemistry degree programs are fully approved by the American Chemical Society. ACS-approved programs are broad-based and rigorous, providing you with the skills you need to succeed as scientific professionals. ACS approval also indicates that our program has outstanding faculty, facilities, and curriculum.

Professional chemists solve complex problems in areas such as the chemical industry, pharmaceuticals and medicine, renewable resources for energy, advanced materials, environemental problems, and computers. We prepare you for such careers through challenging course work and research experiences that involve state-of-the-art instrumentation and collaboration with faculty members.

Graduates of CMU's chemistry and biochemistry programs are sought after by Ph.D. granting institutions and industrial corporations. We maintain strong ties to local industry, such as The Dow Chemical Company and Dow Corning Corporation, which are only minutes from Mount Pleasant.

To get acquainted with our department and what we can offer, we invite you to browse through these pages and contact our office or any faculty member. Personal tours of the department and the university can be arranged.