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With research interests including biomedicine, environmental sustainability, and materials chemistry, we answer the unanswered questions. And we train our students to solve complex problems. Read more about our alumni and programs.



Students set up experiment in chemistry lab

Faculty excellence

Our faculty have won multiple teaching awards, earned national NSF and NIH grants, and maintain active interdisciplinary research collaborations. We also work with government research labs in the Washington, D.C. area and on three separate Mason campuses, including the new Potomac Science Center.  

Potomac Science Center

Dive in and experience innovative chemistry research

From Komodo Dragons, medicinal chemistry, metabolomics, nanomaterials and battery systems, Mason chemists push boundaries and solve problems that have a local and global impact. 


Komodo Dragon

Faculty and Staff Diversity

Our multicultural faculty and staff reflect the student population of the National Capital region, allowing the diverse members of our community to thrive. 


Why study chemistry and biochemistry at Mason?


American Chemical Society (ACS) approved programs. 


Average number of students per lab


Bureau of Labor Statistics projected growth for chemistry jobs.

Visit Us On Campus

Come learn about the chemistry and biochemistry program. 

  • Chemistry/Biochemistry Department Main Offices

    303 Planetary Hall, Fairfax Campus

  • Campus Map
Planetary Hall at George Mason University Fairfax campus

Chemistry and Biochemistry News & Events

Upcoming Events

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The Science of Cars

Aug 14, 2022/12:00 - 3:00 PM

Lot L - Mason Fairfax Campus

The Science of Cars: In Memory of Elissa H. Williams Join us for the Science of Cars show in Lot L at the Mason Fairfax Campus! The proceeds of this car event will go towards the Elissa Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund to support Mason Science graduate students pursuing their passion

SSB Fall 2022 New Student Orientation

Sep 1, 2022/11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Fall 2022 New Student Orientation Thursday, September 1, 2022 11:00 am – 2:00 pm In-person and Virtual

ScienceConnect 2022

Sep 13, 2022/12:30 - 4:30 PM

Exploratory Hall, Fairfax Campus

Join us for ScienceConnect this September and get to know the Mason Science community Start off the semester by meeting College of Science faculty, staff, and students while exploring college programs, research, and professional opportunities. Be sure to grab some food and win college SWAG. Register to attend. ScienceConnect will

Support our department

Mason's Chemistry and Biochemistry Department gratefully accepts donations, which can be used to provide student scholarships, specific research interests, or general College of Science needs. Click here to support our work!