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Department of Chemistry
About the Chemistry Department

Dr. Suely Black, Department Chair
(757) 823-2285 / (757) 823-8909

Chemistry Department Objectives

  • To develop in students an appreciation of the scientific method and its use in the solution of chemical problems.
  • To develop the basic training in chemistry designed to meet the needs of students in pre-professional fields and professional fields.
  • To develop in students those qualities and abilities necessary for success in industry and in advanced degree programs.
  • To offer sufficient specialized training beyond the generally recognized basic courses to enable a graduate with a bachelor's degree to enter directly into a professional career. The Chemistry and the Chemistry- Pre-Medicine curricula are approved by the American Chemical Society.