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College of Science and Engineering


Welcome to the Department of Chemistry

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Chemistry is to prepare its students for productive careers within the broad confines of the chemistry-related professions. In accordance with the mission of Seattle University, we promote the habits needed for life-long learning and encourage the sharing of abilities in service to the community.The faculty and staff of the Chemistry Department have a love of teaching and learning, a strong sense of community, and a broad range of scientific interests. Through close interaction between faculty, students and staff, our department functions as a dynamic community of diverse learners and researchers at various stages of scholarly development. Together, we strive to develop capabilities in science, and enhance our understanding of learning processes and our ability to work collaboratively.

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Department Chair 

Dr. Ryan McLaughlin
Office: Bannan 518
Phone: 206.296.5943

Laboratory Supervisor

Kasia Pietrzyk
Office: Bannan 606
Phone: 206.296.5947

Department of Chemistry

Office: Bannan 516
Phone: 206.296.5950

Mailing Address

Department of Chemistry - 901 12th Avenue - Seattle, WA 98122.1090