Department of Chemistry


Program Description

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry at the University of West Florida! Chemistry courses for majors at UWF are typically small, allowing our instructors to pay attention to individual students. Nevertheless, our laboratories are inordinately well-equipped with modern instrumentation. We pride ourselves on giving students hands-on training with state-of-the-art instrumentation, so our graduates are extremely well-prepared for the job market and professional or graduate school.

UWF ACS Scholars tie for 2nd place Nationally

The American Chemistry Society (ACS) Scholars Program provides scholarships for underrepresented minority students pursuing a career in chemistry. This year, UWF tied with Stanford for 2nd highest number of ACS Scholars (8) just behind MIT with 15 students. UWF students have received over $75,000 in renewable, scholarship funds since 2011.

Smart lecture

2016 SMART Lecture

The UWF chemistry department will host Dr. John Hartwig (U. C. Berkley) as the 2016 SMART lecturer. Dr. Hartwig will deliver two presentations February 23rd. 

New Modes for Functionalization of Organic Molecules  Location: UWF Pensacola Campus, bldg. 58A room 113  Time: 11:00 am

Chemical Catalysis: How to Make Everything  Location: Downtown Pensacola, IHMC  Time: 6 pm