Department of Chemistry

  • Chemistry Building
    Chemistry and Forensic Science Building
  • Chemistry Laboratory
    Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
  • Chemistry Laboratory
    Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  • Enzyme Animation
    Enzyme in membrane animation - Dr. Haines's research work

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry

We are a well-rounded department with researchers in analytical, bio-, educational, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Explore our faculty page to learn more about their research. 


The Department of Chemistry is committed to providing an educational environment conducive to scholarship, intellectual development, and the acquisition of a foundation of knowledge and techniques required of professional chemists. This goal requires the effective representation of the fundamental areas of chemistry, a dedicated and creative faculty, and support for the many functions of the department.

Academic Programs

The Department of Chemistry is approved by the American Chemical Society. Chemistry majors may pursue the Bachelor of Science for professional chemists that leads to American Chemical Society certification and prepares students for graduate studies in traditional chemical fields. Students interested in professional schools, chemistry-associated industries, or secondary education may pursue this Bachelor of Science degree for other technical careers. The growing interest in Forensic Science has prompted the Department of Chemistry to offer a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Chemistry that is designed to prepare students for careers combining a knowledge of chemistry and the legal system. Students completing this degree can pursue opportunities in various forensic labs across the country, or can continue their education either in the graduate program in Forensic Science, or in graduate programs that are more traditional. Learn more here.

ACS Approved

A two-year Master's Degree in Chemistry is available in our department and involves course work in at least four of the following areas of chemistry: analytical, biochemistry, environmental, inorganic, organic, and physical; and independent research project culminating in a written thesis. A non-thesis option is also available. Learn more here.

Have any questions about our academic programs? Contact us here.

Interested in doing chemistry research? Learn more here

Current students: Do you needing Advising, Exceptions, Overrides, or Changes of Major/Minor? Contact us here.

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Contact Information
Sam Houston State University
P.O. Box 2117
Huntsville, Texas 77341
Phone: (936) 294-1532
Fax: (936) 294-4996