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Welcome to the Chemistry Department

The Chemistry Department in the College of Arts and Sciences at University of North Florida is a thriving academic department focused on helping students succeed and preparing them for future careers.

 

We offer a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemistry, a four-year program of study, which is fully accredited through the American Chemical Society (ACS). Within the BS in Chemistry, we offer a Pre-Med Professions, Biochemistry, Materials Chemistry, and a General Chemistry track. This past academic year, we graduated 20 BS chemistry majors and we expect this number to continually increase. About half of our graduates go on to graduate programs, medical or veterinary schools, and others find employment in industry. We have developed close ties with local industry and with the Mayo Clinic, and through these interactions our junior and seniors have been able to find internship and career opportunities.

 

Our program is designed to give students a diverse, yet deep, understanding of chemical phenomena and chemical data and provide an opportunity to learn the experimental skills used by practicing chemists. Most courses include substantial laboratory work in order to give students that first-hand experience. Students interpret and explain experimental data from a broad array of instrumentation, including high-field NMR (500 MHz), GC-MS, GC, FT-IR, UV/Vis, HPLC, X-ray powder diffraction, and Flame/Graphite Furnace AA, plus a variety of other research-caliber instruments. Numerous undergraduate research opportunities with the faculty are available; juniors and seniors are strongly encouraged to gain undergraduate research experience with a faculty mentor before graduation.

 

I know you will find the information that you are looking for by browsing through our website. Should you require additional information on the chemistry program at UNF, please feel free to contact me (bryan.knuckley@unf.edu) or the Chemistry main office at (904) 620-3503.

 

Dr. Bryan Knuckley

Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Chemistry