About us


We aspire to be recognized as a premier program in the chemical sciences. Our breadth, strengths and foci distinguish our program from other programs nationally. Our tradition of strong undergraduate education, the continued development of a vibrant graduate program and our efforts in innovative research are all equally important.


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida International University advances study in all areas of the chemical sciences. We recognize the importance of a rigorous foundation in undergraduate and graduate study, and we aim to advance the body of chemical knowledge with meaningful research. We expect our students to become the next generation of scientific leaders in our community and throughout the world. We emphasize the fields of Biomedical, Environmental and Forensic chemistry but recognize that all aspects of chemistry are critical to our mission.