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Chemistry Department

Why major in chemistry at Washburn University?

The Washburn Chemistry Department offers courses in all of the major chemistry fields, which are taught by experts in those areas. The Department is certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and offers majors in biochemistry, chemistry, and forensic chemical science. Students have access to modern instrumentation and can collaborate with faculty in undergraduate research.

Stoffer Science Hall  Students

Chemistry Faculty Vacancies

Who is Earl W. Sutherland, Jr.?

Dr. Earl W. Sutherland, Jr., graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Washburn College (now Washburn University) in 1937. He went on to earn his M.D. at the Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis). In 1971, Dr. Sutherland was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for his discoveries concerning the mechanisms of the action of hormones."

To learn more about Dr. Sutherland, please visit the Nobel Prize website or this page from Vanderbilt University, where he was a professor of physiology at the Medical Center from 1963 to 1973.

Mollyanne Gibson

"The classes are challenging, but the faculty are so excellent. One of the things I love about the Chemistry faculty is they care about you as a student, but they also care about you as a person outside of the classroom. They go out of their way to help you be successful in life and successful academically." - Mollyanne Gibson, 2015, B.S. Biochemistry and Biology