Department of Chemistry Mission Statement:


The mission of the department of chemistry at Sonoma State University is to create a scholarly learning environment for students, faculty, and staff that leads to the graduation of undergraduate students that are active and life-long learners in the field of chemistry. All members of our community will be or become independent thinkers that are competitive in the field and understand chemistry as a foundation science. We work to achieve these goals and advance the understanding of chemistry through an integrated experience of education and research that fosters collaboration and teamwork. The department’s approach to problem solving, critical thinking and the use of analytical and deductive reasoning skills produces students who are creative problem solvers, skilled scientists and productive members of society.