Chemistry

Major, Minor

Experience scientific discovery in the study of matter and conduct research with faculty in lab settings with state-of-the-art equipment.

Students explore chemistry through directed projects dealing with the study of matter — its properties, transformations and, ultimately, its applications to materials, biology and manufacturing. Every student completes a senior capstone that can include a research thesis, internship or independent study. Pacific University’s chemistry program offers a full range of courses, including advanced studies in organic, bioinorganic, solid state, environmental and surface chemistry, instrumentation, biochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics and quantum mechanics.

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Jeannine Chan

Chan joined Pacific’s Chemistry Department in 2006 and teaches foundational and upper-level chemistry courses, while mentoring student research

STEM Students

If you’re a STEM major, and interested in talking to some professionals about life after graduation, or thinking about a career that requires STEM, join this Zoom panel Thursday, Oct. 8 at 5 p.m.  

Asela Chandrasinghe ’19 smiling

Her student research focuses on ways to constrain the addictive effects of smoking.