Utah Tech University

Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry hosts two Bachelor’s degrees – a degree in Chemistry, and a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology – in addition to minors and certificates.


Do you enjoy applying fundamental concepts along with newly learned skills to complex problems that were previously unsolved?

If this sounds like a challenge you’re willing to take on, Chemistry & Biochemistry is the place for you!

Chemistry comprises the study of matter – from sub-atomic particles to bulk materials – and is sometimes called the “central science.” This will apply to diverse fields such as

  • Medicine
  • Environmental science
  • Alternative-based power sources
  • Forensic investigation
  • Materials science
  • Art conservation
  • Energy security
  • Nanotechnology

Through rigorous coursework and laboratory experience, students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and address scientific problems that impact society, ranging from new therapeutics in medicine to “smart” plastics and electronics that respond to dynamic environments.

As scientific issues continuously play a role in national and local policies, having a basic understanding of chemical principles empowers students to become informed citizens that can help maintain progress in society as new and evolving technological advances and concerns become significant.

Faculty & Staff

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Degrees Offered

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Research and Internship Opportunities

Research is one of the most impactful methods for students to learn theory and practices of chemistry, and to apply knowledge to solving complex problems. Our faculty engage all students in the chemistry programs in research projects for at least two semesters. Students have opportunities to share their research with the professional and academic worlds through conferences such as the annual UTResearch Symposium and occasionally at national and international chemistry conferences (e.g. the American Chemical Society National Meetings).

Internships & Research

Active Learning

In addition to lectures, the programs within our department provide over 400 hours of laboratory experience, with opportunities for hands-on use of modern and advanced instrumentation used across the industry.

Glimpse of the Future


Want to get more involved?

The Chemistry & Biochemistry department offers two great clubs that allow students to not only connect with one another but become actively involved in the community. Follow the link for more information.

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Scholarship Information

Utah Tech University is fortunate to have a number of scholarship programs available to students. For Chemistry & Biochemistry specific scholarships please click the following links.

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Outreach & Events



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Gabriela Chilom, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Email: gabriela.chilom@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435-652-7766

Office: SET 427

Dani Gutierrez

Advisor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Email: Dani.gutierrez@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435-879-4282

Office: SET 322

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Cassandra Crenshaw

Administrative Assistant

Email: cassandra.crenshaw@utahtech.edu

Phone: (435) 652-7851

Office: SET 421