The mission of the Department of Chemistry is:
- To present outstanding teaching and the highest quality education in chemistry to students at all levels and in all disciplines.
- To develop and maintain leading research programs with national and international reputations, both in support of our teaching programs and to add to the scientific and technological base of the State of Michigan and the Nation.
- To develop and enhance the teaching and research qualifications of the faculty.
- To serve the university, the community, and society through the unique expertise and talents found in the department.