Chemistry Department

About Chemistry Department

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry at Jomo Kenyatta university of Agriculture and Technology. The department is one of the two departments in the School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences which falls under the College of Pure and Applied Sciences (COPAS).

The department offers various BSc, MSc and PHD programs. Currently, the programs that are running include; BSc Chemistry, BSc Analytical chemistry and BSc Industrial chemistry at undergraduate level. Admission to these programs is competitive through Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) or as self sponsored students. MSc and PHD graduate programs are offered in the areas of Analytical, inorganic, Physical and Organic chemistry.

In line with the JKUAT mission and vision, the department is in the process of launching new programs both in graduate and undergraduate programs. Under the supervision of academic members of staff, the department has progressively engaged in various research activities. This has enabled the department to post over five patents in the last two years and still continue to explore the area of innovation through the hard work of competent members of staff.

The department has been in constant collaborations with the public and private universities and research institutions such as ICIPE, KEFRI, KEMRI, KARLO amongst others. Through Pan African chemistry Network (PACN) the Royal Society of Chemistry identified JKUAT through the department as a center of excellence and for the last three years, JKUAT through the department has hosted international training workshops on GC-MS and LC-MS/MS these training workshops have attracted participants drawn from different parts of Africa
As a department we are open to ideas relevant to the ever dynamic world of science.