College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Chemistry

Through study of the nature and characteristics of substances and the changes they undergo, you’ll learn the building blocks of all materials. 


  • Pullman
  • Tri-Cities
  • Vancouver

Degree Types:

  • Bachelor's
  • Certificate
  • Doctorate
  • Master's
  • Minor


  • One of the premier research programs in nuclear and radiochemistry 
  • Facilities and laboratories provide hands-on experience 
  • Participate in undergraduate research guided by renowned faculty  
  • Owen Science and Engineering Library, housed on the Pullman campus, is the largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest 
  • Join a math, science, and engineering residence hall in Pullman, where you can study with your neighbors, get free tutoring, and use the hall’s computer lab 
  • Chemistry Learning Center offers tutoring and study support for all general and organic chemistry students on the Pullman campus


Materials Chemistry focuses on the structure and properties of materials. (Pullman)

Professional Chemistry prepares students for a career in chemistry. (Pullman)

Standard Chemistry is a flexible pathway with options for interdisciplinary learning and pursuit of a secondary major. (Pullman)

Teaching prepares you for a teaching career in secondary education in chemistry and related sciences. (Pullman)


With a Chemistry degree, you can work in:  

  • Medical professions 
  • Science teaching 
  • Chemical engineering 
  • Industrial research and development 
  • Research chemistry 
  • Sales, marketing, and technical service 
  • Forensic science 
  • Science writing 

Transfer Students

WSU accepts credit from Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and CLEP exams, associate degrees, Running Start and more.  

You’re considered a transfer student at WSU if you’ve received college credit post-high school.  

Use our Transfer Course Search Tool to determine what courses you need to take at your current institution to transition to WSU smoothly. 

Admission to WSU and admission to your desired major are two separate processes. Contact your academic department for specific requirements and prerequisites unique to your major.   


Complete the General Scholarship Application to be eligible for 700+ WSU scholarship programs, including ones specifically for a major you’re interested in. Use our search tool to find more scholarships outside WSU.  

Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) to be considered for scholarships, grants, loans, and other forms of aid. 

Internships, Jobs, and Work-study

Find hundreds of student-friendly jobs, internships, and work-study opportunities with our WSU student job board, Handshake. You can also check with departments for internships specific to a major. 

Get advice and learn more at the Academic Success and Career Center. 

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Degree Options


  • Pullman
  • Vancouver

Master of Science in Chemistry

  • Pullman
  • Tri-Cities

Radiation Protection

  • Pullman
  • Tri-Cities


  • Pullman
  • Vancouver

Chemistry Teaching Certification

  • Pullman

Reactor Operator Training Certificate

  • Pullman


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