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The Department of Chemistry at Tennessee State University aspires to prepare students for a diverse workforce through quality education, and become a prominent program both nationally and internationally.


Our mission is to provide rigorous education to students, whose career path requires a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles of chemistry through designing and continuously improving curricula. We aim to prepare students for entry into graduate or professional schools, and to provide solutions to problems related to the human health, economic development, environment and other local or global issues.


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Tennessee State University has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the Tennessee State University of Tennessee.

Chemistry B.S. Program is approved by the American Chemical Society-Committee on Professional Training [ACS-CPT])

Dr. Joshua Moore

Associate Professor and Interim Chair   
Department of Chemistry
(615) 963-5321


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