|This department was one of the original departments when Tunghai was founded in 1955. More than 2000 students have graduated in the past 50 years. Over one-half have gone on to obtain Master’s degrees, and one-third have obtained doctorates. Their accomplishments have been affirmed by the chemistry world locally and overseas. To meet the requirements of the present, and provide personnel for the nation’s chemical, industrial, and commercial development, and to raise the standard of research in the department, the department was authorized by the MOE to establish MS and Ph.D. programs in 1983 and 2002, respectively. In the year of 2005, the undergraduate program was further divided into two separate groups. One is major in chemistry; the other is major in chemical biology.