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Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Nate Bowling earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Valparaiso and a doctorate in organic chemistry from UW-Madison. He teaches courses such as basic chemistry and advanced organic chemistry.

Modern courses, supportive faculty: earn a Chemistry degree from UW-Stevens Point

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point offers challenging and modern coursework in a supportive learning environment. Chemistry appeals to us because it touches on each branch of the physical sciences including biology, earth science and environmental science. If you love science, our university will feel like home to you.

Our chemistry courses, including laboratories, are taught by 16 Ph.D.-trained chemists who excel as instructors and mentors. Our faculty's expertise encompasses every sub-discipline of chemistry. We are an American Chemical Society (ACS) approved department which means that our facilities, instrument holdings, resources, faculty expertise and curriculum meet stringent ACS guidelines. Students appreciate our state-of-the-art equipment and faculty-directed research opportunities.

Chemistry options

Students can earn a chemistry degree or an ACS-certified chemistry degree. By taking four additional polymer chemistry courses in their third and fourth years, students can earn a chemistry degree with a polymer option. Other options include a chemistry major for teacher certification and a biochemistry major, managed with the UW-Stevens Point Department of Biology.


Student experience

Class sizes are small, particularly for upper-level courses. Each chemistry major is assigned an academic adviser who is a chemistry faculty member. Many students elect to participate in the ACS Student Chemistry Club. This group has regular meetings, performs outreach activities and organizes social events, uniting students and faculty. 


Post-graduate opportunities

The success of our students is a tribute to the effectiveness of our program. About 35 percent of our graduates go on to earn advanced degrees. Our other students secure jobs in government labs, the private sector and schools.