University of Alaska Anchorage
The undergraduate courses in chemistry offered at UAA are designed primarily to provide a broad knowledge of the field as a part of the program of liberal education offered by the College of Arts and Sciences. They are also designed to provide a substantial foundation in chemistry for students interested in post-graduate studies in chemistry or other sciences, preparation for professional degrees, teaching, or a career in government or industry. Students majoring in chemistry will meet basic course requirements in inorganic, analytical, organic, physical chemistry and biochemistry.
Biochemistry courses are designed for students who prefer a more biologically oriented approach to chemistry. During the past 25 years biochemistry has become a central scientific discipline linking the chemical, physical, and biological sciences. By applying the concepts and methods of chemistry to the problems of biology, biochemists have made great progress in explaining life in chemical terms.
Chemistry Department NMR
The Chemistry Department's new JEOL 400 MHz YH Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy instrument offers an expansion to our undergraduate research opportunities and will advance UAA's chemistry curriculum. See pictures of the Chemistry Department's NMR Unveiling Ceremony.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions are additional instruction (face to face) on the course material but is taught by a peer and focuses on working through problems that are associated with the material covered in course the syllabus. Learn more about CHEM SI.
ALEKS for Chemistry Placement
Starting Fall 2019, students will be able to use the ALEKS for Chemistry course assessment and preparation tool. Learn more about the ALEKS for Chemistry.
The Department of Chemistry provides tutoring for students who are taking 0-300 level chemistry courses, free of charge. For more information, please check out our tutoring schedule.Chemistry Tutoring Schedule
If you have questions about the Biological Sciences program, contact the Academic Advisor for the College of Arts and Sciences David House or (907) 786-4378.
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly encouraged.