Chemistry, as a central science, ties together fundamental concepts from various fields such as mathematics, engineering, and medicine. The Department of Chemistry offers undergraduate and graduate students multidisciplinary versatility in the chemical sciences. Flexible programs provide excellent preparation for careers in teaching, industry, research and pre-professional training in the medical sciences and allied health fields. The Department of Chemistry offers a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with concentration options in biomedical science, forensic science, and traditional chemistry.

The department is an ACS accredited program that has multimedia-equipped classrooms, modern laboratories, and state-of-the-art instrumentation for teaching and research in chemistry and allied fields. Our faculty members have specializations in analytical, environmental, inorganic, organic, physical, and biochemistry. We create a personal and supportive environment for our students, and faculty are directly involved in the professional development of students through undergraduate and graduate research. Most of our students continue in chemistry-related fields after graduation, often attending graduate schools in chemistry, biochemistry, medicine, or pursuing careers in industrial research or biomedical sciences.

Consider visiting to learn more about the chemistry department at Prairie View A&M University. If your goal is to become a medical doctor, biomedical scientists, research scientist, teacher or work in the chemical industry, our program will adequately prepare you. Scholarship aid is available to qualified students interested in majoring in chemistry. Information about scholarships can be obtained by contacting Dr. Aderemi Oki at (936) 261-3105 or

E.E. O’Banion Science Building

Mailing Address

Department of Chemistry
P.O. Box 519 Mail Stop #2215
Prairie View, TX 77446-0519

Physical Address

E.E. O’Banion Science Building, Suite 230 W
100 L.W. Minor Street
Prairie View, TX 77446-0519
Phone: (936) 261-3106
Fax: (936) 261-3117

Department Head

Dr. Aderemi Oki
Professor and Department Head
(936) 261-3105