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Chair's Message

Dr. Wayne C. Guida
Professor and Chair
Department of Chemistry

Dear Prospective Student,

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry at the University of South Florida. Our department provides a rigorous environment for the study of all areas of chemistry at the undergraduate (B.A. and B.S.) and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) levels.

Our faculty have extensive research programs in analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry as well as biochemistry. In addition to the traditional areas of chemistry, our multidisciplinary research efforts focus on drug discovery, materials science, chemical education, and computational chemistry.

I encourage you to browse our web pages for further details about our department, our academic programs, our faculty and their research. Please take a look at our online tour of our department at:

This is a sensational time for the University of South Florida and our department. We believe that our unique curricula, extensive resources, and highly dedicated research-active faculty all combine to allow us to deliver the best chemistry programs in the state of Florida. We’d love for you to become a part of our scientific family.

Wayne C. Guida