Mission Statement

The department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCSB is dedicated to performing cutting edge chemical and biochemical research in an environmentally and ethically sound manner, in service to the county of Santa Barbara, the state of California, and the world.  We are committed to addressing the grand challenges that humanity faces in the 21st  century and believe that chemistry and biochemistry are at the forefront of this endeavor.  In accord with this mission we strive towards excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and outreach education, and we will instill in our graduates the skills and drive necessary to meet these challenges.