Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

We prepare students through education and research for global leadership in industrial, government, and academic careers.

Dr. Charles Hosten
Associate Chairperson

Dr. Raymond Butcher
Associate Chairperson

Ms. Patricia Crawford
Administrative Assistant 

Main Office: 202-806-6900

Campus-Wide Notices

University Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The University continues to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, as additional cases are confirmed in the United States and other countries. The University continues to formulate and adjust its plans as needed.

Chemistry Alumna Named Chief Operating Officer of American Chemical Society

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2022 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) today announced the establishment of a chief operating officer position, naming LaTrease Garrison as its inaugural COO. Garrison will provide leadership and direction for programs in the areas of human resources, corporate development, membership, education and scientific advancement.

LaTrease Garrison
Credit: Peter Cutts Photography

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The well-kept secret of the Chemistry department at Howard University is the tight knit community that exists between the students, faculty, and staff within the historic halls.  There is a call for excellence coupled with the enthusiasm and nurturing of knowledgeable professors noteworthy in their fields...Without reservation, this department ensures the success of its hardworking students."

                      - Miah Davis, B.S. 2015


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Jaquesta Adams recieves a Goldwater Scholarship

Congratulations to Ms. Jaquesta Adams, a chemistry major, who received a Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater Scholarship Award is given each year to students who are pursuing careers in the fields of the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established in 1986 by Congress and supports students in their second or third year and assists with covering the cost of academic study.  Ms. Read the Article