Chemistry students and faculty pose in the lab. One holds a beaker containing a pink fluid.


At Washington State University, we are working to create a better future for chemistry and the world.

We believe chemistry is the “central science” and we’re excited about the transformational discoveries and educational advances that our faculty, staff, students, and alumni contribute to every day.

Our faculty are recognized leaders in their fields and are at the forefront of technological innovation and fundamental scientific breakthroughs. Many have been awarded patents for new technologies, and they are consistently recognized for significant contributions to scientific discovery and their dedication to chemistry education.

We are dedicated to providing the facilities and support necessary for major advancements in fundamental and applied science and training the next generation of scientists and leaders. WSU Pullman offers both a bachelor of science and a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry, enabling undergraduate students to choose the option that best fits their personal and professional goals. Our bachelor of science degree in professional chemistry is certified by the American Chemical Society.

Our extensive PhD training program offers graduate students the opportunity for concentrated study, independent research, and mentorship in several areas of focus, including biological systems, materials science, and radiochemistry.

We provide a variety of scholarships and fellowships for students at all levels. Many of our awards are generously supported by donors. The Department of Chemistry Excellence Fund is a great place to invest and helps us me meet the most important and immediate needs for faculty and students.

Thank you for visiting us here online. I hope you explore the website and learn more about our department and its many exciting initiatives and opportunities. Our annual newsletter includes recent updates.

We’d be delighted to have you visit us in person, too. Let us know when you will be in town or stop by the department office at 301 Fulmer Hall.

Cliff Berkman
Professor and Chair

P.S. We are eager to hear from alumni! Let us know where you are and what you are doing.