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Important Update:

Through Jan. 28, the university is operating at Level 2. For classes, this means faculty will have the discretion to choose a fully remote, hybrid, extended classroom or fully in-person format. Masks will be mandatory for in-person classes.

Visit the COVID-19 website to report a positive test, symptoms or exposure, for vaccine and testing information and for other COVID-19 resources.

Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Central Oklahoma values teaching as an essential component of the education of our students. Our teaching sustains a rigorous and innovative curriculum that focuses on developing the capabilities of students in chemistry and biochemistry. The department offers three degree options: B.S. in Chemistry; B.S. in Chemistry - ACS Certificate; and B.S. in Chemistry - Health Sciences. 

Department Chair - Luis Montes, Ph.D.
Assistant Chair - Dallas New, Ph.D. 
Administrative Assistant II - Carla Supon 
Laboratory Associate - Ryan Hays 

Mission Statement

The mission of the UCO Department of Chemistry is to provide students with sound foundations in the theory and application of chemistry and to instill good laboratory practice, critical thinking, and communication skills so that students can become productive, ethical, and engaged professionals in chemistry or related fields. The department also encourages professional growth of students and staff by seeking and implementing opportunities for scholarly work, scientific outreach, and community engagement.