College of Natural & Applied Sciences


College of Natural & Applied Sciences



Advisement Liaison:

Dr. Maika Vuki
Professor of Chemistry
Tel: (671) 735-2781

The Chemistry Program offers a Bachelors of Science degree with a major or minor in Chemistry. The program also offers chemistry courses that for pre-Nursing and Agriculture majors.

The chemistry major program prepares students for professional careers in science such as scientific officers, laboratory analyst, teaching, and other chemistry related fields. A chemistry major will also prepare students for graduate study in chemistry.


Department Facilities

The Chemistry Department has the following equipment that is used for teaching chemistry courses and research.

  • 60 MHz Fourier-Transform Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer with 1H and 13C probes.
  • Varian 3900 capillary Gas Chromatograph with auto-sampler and flame ionization detection
  • Thermo Nicolet Avatar 370 Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectrometer with SMART accessory
  • Perkin Elmer 1310 Infrared Spectrometer
  • Cary 50 UV-Visible Spectrometer
  • Agilent 240 Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
  • Nanosurf Atomic Force Microscopy
  • CH Instruments 600D Electrochemical Analyzer

There are instruments that are available under mutual arrangement with relevant units within the University of Guam as listed.

  • GC/ MS – ALS
  • HPLC - ALS
  • Auto-analyzer FIA  - WERI 


Program Requirements

The chemistry major and minor programs are designed to prepare students for: 

  1. graduate work in chemistry; 
  2. admission to medical, dental, pharmacy and veterinary schools; 
  3. employment in laboratory oriented positions in government and industry; and 
  4. teaching high school chemistry, provided teaching certification requirements of the School of Education are fulfilled. 

The chemistry program also provides course offerings in chemistry required by major programs in agriculture, biology, engineering, nursing and other health-related sciences. Chemistry Majors must have a “C” or better in all courses required of the major. Courses in applied mathematics and computer science and as many upper division courses in chemistry and physics as the student’s schedule will permit are also highly recommended. It is very important for new and transfer students who elect chemistry as a major to contact the chemistry major program advisor for advisement immediately after declaring this major.



Students who wish to enroll in the Chemistry Program should follow the general regulations and procedures regarding admission to the University of Guam. 




Total: 68 Credit Hours

Required Courses (57 credit hours): CH102-102L,CH103-103L, CH310a-b, CH311, CH312, CH330-330L, CH410-410L, CH450a-b, CH451, CH491 and MA203, MA204, MA205 and PH210, PH211, PH251, and PH252.

Electives (5 credit hours): Upper division Chemistry (CH) courses or program approved science courses.



(Total: 34 Credit Hours) Required

Courses (30 credit hours): CH102-102L, CH103-103L, CH310a-b, CH311, CH312, CH330-330L and CH491, and MA161a-b.

Electives (4 credit hours): Any upper division course(s) in Chemistry (CH).




Dr. Bulan Wu
Telephone: (671) 735-2135
Teaching: Organic Chemistry
Research: Novel synthetic methodology development and synthesis of biologically active small molecules with potential application in medicinal chemistry (anticancer, antibacterial and antiviral) as well as SAR studies


Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S. Shanxi University, China
M.S. Shanxi University, China
PhD. West Virginia University, USA


Dr. Tedros Bezabeh
Telephone: (671) 735-2784
Teaching: General Chemistry, Physical Chemistry
Research: Finding markers for the early detection of cancer using metabolomics; NMR spectroscopy


Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S. Asmara University
M.A. Washington University, MI, USA
PhD. Washington University, MI, USA


Dr. Naushadalli Suleman
Telephone: 671-735 2834
Teaching: Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry
Research: Structure/Reactivity studies with organic free radicals.


Professor of Chemistry
B.A. McPherson College, Kansas
Ph.D. Iowa State University

Dr. Maika Vuki
Telephone: 671-735 2781
Teaching: General Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis
Research: Electrochemical sensors, environmental analysis

Professor of Chemistry
B.S. University of the South Pacific, Fiji; 
M.S. University of Auckland, New Zealand; 
PhD. University of Southampton, United Kingdom



Laboratory and Administration Staff   


Karla Wang
Telephone: 671 – 735 2794


Laboratory Technician 
BS University of Guam


Julie Pangelinan
Telephone: 671- 735 2780

Office Manager: Division of Natural Science

Registration Technician: Undergraduate


Administrative Assistant



Degree Program Requirements