The Department of Chemistry promotes the goals of East Tennessee State University by providing high quality educational programs to our students, and by conducting related scholarly and service activities.


  • To assist our students in acquiring and applying chemical knowledge, to train them to understand the discipline and the process of learning and to provide them with an acute awareness of the responsibility of a professional.

  • To expand the frontiers of chemistry by maintaining an active research program in the major fields of chemistry.

  • To support our professional and geographical communities on chemistry related activities with a commitment to active and ethical involvement.