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Chemistry is the central science that encompasses the study of matter in all its forms. This branch of science describes the fundamental structures, composition, and characteristics of atoms and molecules, which leads to an understanding of chemical reactivity. This chemical insight provides a broad foundation for all physical and biological sciences, opening up a variety of academic and professional pursuits.

Studying chemistry requires a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates other areas of study such as biology, computer science, mathematics and physics. The diverse interests of chemists are reflected in the sub-disciplines of the field, such as analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry.

California State University, Bakersfield offers four tracks leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemistry and two tracks leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biochemistry. Students at CSUB enjoy small class sizes, individual attention from their professors, high-tech laboratory equipment, and the opportunity to conduct hands-on research as undergraduates.

Please click on the links at left for more information about the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department at CSUB.

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Wherever we look, the work of the chemist has raised the level of our civilization and has increased the productive capacity of the nation. Close Quote
Calvin Coolidge

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA  93311-1022 

Phone: (661) 654-3027
Fax: (661) 654-2040
Email: chemistry@csub.edu
Office: Science II 273