The chemistry program at the University of Portland is renowned in the Pacific Northwestfor its rigor, creativity, and high-level of undergraduate research. The quality and rapid growth of this program necessitated a modern and sophisticated home for the University’s biology and chemistry laboratories of instruction and research. In the summer of 1999 theUniversity of Portland opened its award-winning interactive laboratory facility, Swindells Hall.
The University of Portland serves a student body of ~3,000 undergraduates, 63% of whom are female. Chemistry majors at the University of Portland have unique opportunities to grow in their pursuit of knowledge, application of technique, and serve the university and their community.
The University of Portland’s ACS-certified chemistry program allows students to become active learners of chemistry, while the curriculum is designed to cultivate independent and critical thinking skills.
In addition, the department has an excellent array of state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation available to chemistry students and faculty.
The University continues to attract and retain very talented students in the sciences. The chemistry department is currently made up of nine full-time faculty members all of whom are active scholars in their respective sub-disciplines.
We invite you to explore our programs, and to contact us if we can answer any further questions for you.
Chair, Chemistry Department