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Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry


Welcome to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at California State University, San Bernardino. Here you will find information about the department, faculty, staff, equipment and facilities, degree programs and course requirements  for current and prospective students, and more.

We are located in the Chemical Science Building, Room 204.  The department office telephone number is (909) 537-5318. We are open and available to help you during the health emergency--we are teaching and helping students remotely. We are available during business hours to help you; please send email: Ms. Terri Cortez,, Ms. Irene Carrasco, 

Important Chemistry Quick Links


Fall 2021 Advising is mandatory for Chem/Biochem majors. Please go to the Blackboard course site for advising to learn more, find out who your Faculty advisor is, and schedule an appointment this advisor during the advising period: April 5-April 16, 2021. If you need additional assistance or are not enrolled in the Blackboard course, please contact Ms. Terri Cortez, To schedule an Advising Appointment with a professional advisor, follow the landing tile on this page.  

Our new Advising Information page provides Chemi/Biochem roadmaps and new semester course information.

Advising Information

New Chemistry Waitlist Procedure

The Chemistry Department waitlist is now online on the Chemistry Dept Website: use the blue button below titled "Chemistry Wait List Form".  Click on the chemistry waitlist quick link button shown above to go to the waitlist form for any classes that do not have myCoyote waitlists. 

If you have questions email Terri L. Cortez at or Irene Carrasco at


Schedule an appointment to see a tutor.  The procedures on how to access online tutoring can be found on the CSUSB Tutoring Center website.  If you do not already have a tutoring center login account, you will need to create one in order to make an online appointment.

The Tutoring Center will use Discord as a bulletin board to make announcements about active tutoring sessions that students may join. You will need to open a Discord account to view and send messages. Please thoroughly read the procedures on how to book an online tutoring session. 

Students can book an online session during any of of our tutors' available days and times.