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Chemistry

Department

Name: Chemistry
Location: PS 230
Telephone: 801-863-8581
Email: hancocke@uvu.edu
Web Address: www.uvu.edu/chemistry/
Chair: Fern Caka
 
 

Mission Statement

The Chemistry Department is dedicated to providing a high quality chemistry education for the students at Utah Valley University. The department offers a wide variety of classes to support other departments and to provide excellent training leading to a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry/Physics Education. The chemistry faculty is committed to encouraging students to learn and to do research not only in their course work, but in their lifelong careers.

 
 

Chemistry

  • Department Chair: Fern Caka
  • Telephone: 801-863-8581
  • Email: FernC@uvu.edu
  • Administrative Support: Kellie D. Hancock
  • Telephone: 801-863-6295
  • Email: hancocke@uvu.edu

Faculty:

  • Professor
  •     Asmahan El Ezzi
  • Associate Professor
  •     Calvin Bond
  •     Fern Caka
  •     Gamini Gunawardena
  •     Young Wan Ham
  •     Matthew Horn
  •     Craig Thulin
  •     Mark Wathen
  •     Bruce Wilson
  • Assistant Professor
  •     Stephen Chamberland
  •     Merrill Halling
  •     James Shurtleff
  • Lecturer
  •     Elena Laricheva
  •     Moana Hopoate-Sitake
  •     Ming Yu


Advisors:

  • Terrell Wyche
  • Office: PS 201
  • Telephone: 801-863-5642
  • Email: TWyche@uvu.edu


Pre-Health Professions Counseling:

Staff:

Lab Manager: Craig Moore
Lab Manager/Instructor, Inorganic Chemistry: Tom Strangfeld
Lab Manager/Instructor, Organic Chemistry: Maraia Uluave
Manager, Central Stock Room: Keshar Tamrakar

Career Opportunities

Graduates with a bachelor degree in Chemistry will be prepared to work in industry or pursue a graduate degree in chemistry. Current employment opportunities for graduates in Chemistry programs are good.

Graduates with a bachelor degree in Chemistry Education will be prepared to teach chemistry in junior and senior high. Current employment opportunities for graduates from Chemistry Education programs are excellent.

Programs

Students may receive:

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with an Emphasis in Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with an Emphasis in Forensic Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with an Emphasis in Professional Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Education

Admission Requirements

A student who wants to pursue a chemistry major should meet with the department chair or chemistry advisor for advisement.

 
 

Degrees & Programs

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