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Biochemistry and Chemistry Programs

W.C. Morris Building
Room 417
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4948
Fax: 660-543-8142

Biochemistry, Chemistry & Physics

Mission Statement and Goals

Within the limits of its resources, the Biochemistry, Chemistry & Physicsprograms at the University of Central Missouri exists to provide active, modern undergraduate programs in chemistry and physics:

  • to serve the intellectual needs of students seeking a liberal education;
  • to serve the technical and general educational needs of students;
  • to prepare professional chemists, physicists, and teachers; and
  •  for students planning careers in health, science, and engineering fields.

In fulfilling its responsibilities, the programs ...

  • provides opportunities for individuals to learn the knowledge and skills necessary to be: chemists or physicists in business, industry or government; viable candidates for graduate study in chemistry or physics; qualified candidates to enter into professional programs; or secondary chemistry or physics teachers.
  • incorporates modern technology and instrumentation into programs.
  • develops and implements assessment procedures for the purpose of continual improvement of instruction and learning in conjunction with Central's Quality Improvement Program (CQIP).
  • shares expertise with schools, businesses, and public agencies.
  • maintains the BSE Degree, Functional Major program, that complies with NSTA/NCATE standards for the preparation of secondary chemistry and physics teachers.


Position open advertisement

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in Biochemistry (Position # 998463) to begin August, 2015. Teaching responsibilities include upper and lower level biochemistry courses, lower division chemistry courses, and to direct biochemically related undergraduate research.  Engage in student advising and participate in professional, service-oriented activities. Complete position description and the application procedure are available at Review of applications begins on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. AA/EEO/ADA. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply