The chemistry department at Idaho State University is an ACS approved department consisting of eleven tenure track faculty, four non-tenure track teaching faculty, and five staff members. We offer a BA, BS, and a combined BS/MS degree. The latter is an intensive study program which begins at the end of the sophomore year and ends three years later with the student possessing both a BS and an MS degree.
Our research programs are diverse, including organic synthesis using organosilanes as chiral templates, studies of the composition and chemical behavior of plasmas, solar energy photophysics, environmental monitoring and chemometrics. Faculty are active in research and have authored several books.
In the fall of 1996 we took occupancy of a new state-of-the-art chemistry building. The department is well-equipped with modern instrumentation including all of the standard items as well as two Raman Spectrophotometers, a Scanning Electron Microscope, and an Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometer.