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Department Information

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at California State University, Bakersfield is to educate graduates who are prepared to be successful in a career path in chemistry or biochemistry, have the ability to learn on their own, can be an effective team member in a diverse environment, have scientific integrity, and are effective at communicating chemistry to professional and lay audiences.

To complete this mission, the department offers a challenging, integrative, and supportive learning environment that focuses on problem solving, where students collaborate in small, diverse groups, are engaged in undergraduate research with faculty and in the classroom, and are provided with service learning opportunities that engage the community.

Equipment & Resources

Students in the CSUB Chemistry Department have access to a virtual alphabet soup of state-of-the-art scientific instruments. The chemistry department has purchased several new instruments and upgrades in the last several years: an ICP-MS, a Shimadzu GC-MS with direct probe and CI options, a research grade Nicolet FT-IR spectrometer, a research grade Shimadzu gradient-HPLC with autosampler, a few new UV-vis spectrophotometers, and a Bruker Avance III 400 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer that allows remote operation. This new equipment is on top of what the department already had: a GC-MS, an FT-IR, an HPLC, UV-vis spectrophotometers, and a walk in freezer. Other resources utilized by our students include two greenhouses (one with entirely computerized environmental controls), a PC lab, Mac lab, and UNIX computer lab.

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

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

Phone: (661) 654-2030
Fax: (661) 654-2040
Office: Science II 273