Mission Statement

The Howard University Department of Chemistry has a deep historical commitment to the training of African Americans and other people of African descent. However, we actively recruit and train talented students from all communities on both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Through the American Chemical Society Certification Program, we are committed to training undergraduate students for chemistry-related careers and other professions. At the undergraduate and graduate levels, we seek out promising students for training in Chemistry, through participation in nationally competitive research projects that will prepare them for global leadership in industrial, government and academic careers.