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The Chemistry Department at CI is dedicated to student success.  We offer comprehensive bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry.  Our students are highly engaged in class and in all aspects of university life.  Undergraduate research is at the core of our values in the chemistry department.  Students have access to modern chemical instrumentation.  Students start working with faculty mentors early in their careers, develop their research skills as they progress through their degree, and keep their mentors for life as a resource when they become alumni.  Our curriculum emphasizes problem solving, critical thinking, dissemination of science, and scientific literacy, as well as a rigorous course of study in the fundamental concepts of chemistry. 

             Graduates from the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Chemistry will receive an excellent preparation for securing entrance to a professional program (i.e., medical, veterinary, dentistry, or pharmacy), to graduate school in Chemistry or Biochemistry, and for employment in the academic, private, or public sector as chemists, biochemists, forensic scientists, and materials scientists.


Summer 2015

May 25Memorial Day - Campus Closed
May 26Summer session I Begins
June 26Summer session I Ends
June 29Summer session II Begins
July 34th of July Weekend - Campus Closed
August 7Summer session II Ends


Fall 2015

August 22Saturday classes begin
August 23Weekday classes begin
September 5-7Labor day - Campus closed
October 23Mole day
November 11Veteran's day - Campus closed
November 26-28Thanksgiving - Campus Closed
December 8-14Finals week


CI Receives 6 Million Dollar Grant Under HSI-STEM Program

CSU Channel Islands is the recipient of a 6 million dollar grant from the Department of Education under the Hispanic-Serving Institutions Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (HSI-STEM) program.  Phil Hampton will be the project director on this grant which will provide STEM student-support services including tutoring, peer mentoring, and supplemental instruction, create a STEM Center in El Dorado Hall to serve as a nexus for STEM students and faculty, provide academic and summer research experiences for students, purchase a greenhouse as well as STEM instructional/research equipment, and perform STEM outreach to K-12 students, and examine the articulation of CI's STEM majors with its regional community college partners.

Current Job Openings

Part-time lecturer

Interested applicants can join the part-time lecturer faculty hiring pool by applying at the link below.

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Our position is listed under the Program: Chemistry.  All applicants must apply through this website.

Important Links

Student Research Opportunities

CSUCI Writing Guide (PDF, 1.7 MB)

Seminar Schedule Fall 2015 (PDF, 322 KB)

Tutoring Schedule Spring 2015 (PDF, 133 KB)