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Important Update:

UCO has temporarily shifted most in-person classes to synchronous virtual delivery through Jan. 31. Campus facilities and services will remain open and offer in-person and virtual options. COVID-19 protocols remain in place. Masks are required on campus when around others. Students, faculty and staff who are directly exposed to or test positive for COVID-19 should fill out UCO's COVID-19 Self-Reporting form. To learn more about current operations, view the university's coronavirus webpage.

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.