Our department is a national leader for teaching, research and innovation in the fundamental
chemical and biochemical sciences that are helping shape America’s future.
The University of South Carolina was chartered in 1803, and is one of the oldest state
flagship research universities in the country. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
has been an integral part of the university. Our first recorded hour exam dates back
to 1851, and our first research paper in an American Chemical Society journal was
published in February, 1914.
Department has grown to a vibrant and productive department of 32 tenure-track faculty, 612
undergraduate majors, and over 145 Ph.D. graduate students (as of Fall, 2018). The three undergraduate major tracks in Chemistry, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology accounted for 85 B.S.
degrees awarded in the 2017 – 2018 academic year. The Department of Chemistry and
Biochemistry contributes strongly to the mission of the College of Arts and Sciences
by providing broad support for STEM majors, as well as others on pre-professional
tracks. Over 7,900 students were taught by our faculty and instructors in Fall 2017
alone, and we are on track to teach over 15,000 undergraduates for the 2017 – 2018
Congratulations Michael Myrick
Congratulations to Michael Myrick for receiving the 2020 Garnet Apple Award
Congratulations Thomas Vogt
Congratulation to Thomas Vogt for being named a co-chair of the Provost Search Committee
Congratulations Susan Richardson
Congratulations to Susan Richardson for receiving the 2020 Herty Medal from the American Chemical Society.
Travel Award Winners Announced
Congratulations to the graduate students that received departmental travel awards.
Congratulations Way Fountain
Congratulations to Way Fountain for the 2019 SET Panel Excellence Award (SPEA).
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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is searching for a Student Chemical Database
This position is open to all undergraduate chemistry or biochemistry students.
To apply visit the
USC Jobs Page
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is searching for a tenure-track Assistant
Professor in Computational Inorganic/Materials.
To apply visit the USC Jobs Page
If you are thinking of investing in the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,
we recommend donating to the Chemistry and Biochemistry Enhancement Fund . If you have given in the past, we appreciate your continued support!
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