Chemistry is the science of the composition, structure, properties, and reactions of matter, especially of atomic and molecular systems. Students may take courses to prepare for a chemistry major, to fulfill general education requirements, and to meet prerequisites for related courses and programs.

Careers options include the medical, health, engineering, industrial, governmental, environmental, and teaching fields.

Contact Information

Department Chair: Theresa Bolanos
Office: San Elijo Campus, Room 405
P 760.757.2121 x7722

Dean: Carlos Lopez
Room 3610
P 760.795.6809

Department: Chemistry

Secretary: Kathy Thiele
Office: Building 3600
P 760.795.6874

M-F 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Full-Time Faculty

Theresa Bolaños
Office: San Elijo, Room 405
P 760.944.4449 x7722
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Pierre Goueth
Office: Oceanside, Room 4502
P 760.757.2121 x6560
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Nancy Lee
Office: Oceanside, Room 4512
P 760.757.2121 x6403
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Kent McCorkle
Office: Oceanside, Room T415
P 760.757.2121 x6417
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Mark Yeager
Office: Oceanside, Room 3114
P 760.757.2121 x6407
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Instructional Associate

Larry Hernandez
Office: Building 4527
P 760.757.2121 x6329


Tony J. Brown
Office: Building 4511
P 760.757.2121 x6520


Kelly Laggner
Office: Building 4508
P 760.757.2121 x7442


Instructional Assistant



Associate Faculty

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