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.

Chemistry Summer Research Symposium

The chemistry department will host its annual summer research symposium featuring work from UWF students. The event is scheduled for Friday August 7th 10 am-12 pm with lunch 12-1 pm in bldg 4.