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Vision Statement

The vision or goal of our Department has been and continues to be to strive to be nationally recognized among our peers as an outstanding chemistry department that responds to the educational technological and economic needs of the state of South Carolina, the immediate southeast region and the nation. The NRC has ranked us 45th in 2010.

Although this vision was not expressed until a departmental self-study report was prepared in 1978; it has informally been the guiding force for the direction the Department has taken since it acquired its Ph.D. program in 1959. It remains the dominant consideration for our long term planning. Our short term planning takes into consideration the state and national needs and the environment within the university and the state.