The Department has a comprehensive and an ambitious vision: to provide distinguished teaching environment that enables graduates undertake leadership in their future careers in private and public sectors. Graduates are equipped with very rich and diverse study plans that enable them to pursue their post-graduate study here and abroad. Based on excellence in teaching and research, the Department programmes have expanded horizontally (by providing two different study plans in Pure Chemistry and in Applied Chemistry) and vertically (by providing study plans leading to M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry).


Since establishment in 1977, the Department's mission, in accordance with that of the Faculty of Science, is helping Arab societies in general, and the Palestinian society in particular to reach sustainable economic and social development by providing them with quality graduates in chemistry at both undergraduate and graduate levels. To achieve this mission, the Department undertakes distinguished teaching and conducts research in pure and applied chemistry and advanced materials, while directly involving students.