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Discipline coordinator: Dr. Joel Kawakami
Program Faculty: Janet Jensen, M.S., Dr. Joel Kawakami, David Shinsato, M.S.

Chemistry Mission Statement

Chemistry has justifiably been labeled ‘The Central Science’. Training in this discipline is essential for all citizens of the modern world. All materials in the universe are made up of chemicals; a knowledge of chemistry is indeed a knowledge of ourselves.


  • Promote molecular literacy (i.e. awareness of the importance of understanding physical, chemical and biological changes on the atomic and molecular scale)

  • Provide hands-on laboratory training using modern chemical techniques and instrumentation

  • Engage students in an undergraduate research program

  • Enable students to integrate knowledge of the physical world

  • Educate about the entry requirements, career pathways, and progression into advanced education in the chemical sciences