We welcome problem-solvers to our community of scientists in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. You want to understand how life works; you want to research ways to make it better. We’re here to teach and guide you as you problem-solve through research. In fact, all of our students present their research for a senior capstone project.
Getting that kind of hands-on experience as a chemistry undergraduate is unheard of at most universities, and it’s one of the many advantages of becoming a Lumberjack.
A Message from the Department Chair, Dr. Michael Janusa
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Stephen F. Austin State University has a straightforward and important mission – to educate, train and prepare students for what ultimately will become their life’s work. We give our students a complete education both inside and outside the classroom, including presenting a senior research project. Conducting a research project is a valuable educational experience for students to prepare them for successful careers after SFA.
If you have any questions about our program, feel free to contact me.
Dr. Michael Janusa, Ph.D.
Academic programs and areas of study
We offer both experimental and theoretical courses in the five principal areas of chemistry – analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic and physical. We emphasize laboratory work and research to prepare students for work as professional chemists, educators or graduate students. The department offers the following degrees:
- Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
- Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
- Five-year dual bachelor’s degree in chemistry/master’s in natural sciences
- Five-year dual bachelor’s degree in biochemistry/master’s in natural sciences