Chemistry Department

Welcome to Galveston College’s Department of Chemistry. We offer majors and non-majors courses taught by faculty that possess extensive experience in both research and education. The faculty strives to make chemical concepts understandable and applicable to everyday ordinary experiences.

A distinct advantage of our program is a low student to teacher ratio that allows for personalized learning and advising on opportunities and choices in the sciences as a career and for jobs.

We prepare students to transfer to senior university programs as well as technical programs in area institutions because of matriculation agreements that make such transfers smooth and quick.

After graduation, many of our students continue their education in any number of four year degree programs, such as chemistry, medicine, dentistry, veterinary, pharmacy or other professional fields. Chemistry at GC is an exciting, engaging experience.


Galveston College has very generous financial aid support for all students who qualify on the basis of need. No student should be discouraged from applying to GC because of financial concerns. The Financial Aid Office is always eager to work with talented students to make sure they receive the financial support that will make a GC education possible for them. For more information, please visit the Financial Aid Office.


Chemistry Associate of Science

The program curriculum has been designed for students who plan to pursue a degree in Chemistry at a senior college or university after completing their studies at Galveston College. Upon successful completion of the prescribed courses, the student will be eligible to graduate from Galveston College with an Associate of Science Degree.

Courses Offered

See the most recent college catalog for specific degree requirements and course descriptions. Additionally, online course options are available for local and distance learning students.

Department Faculty

Dr. Ana Sanchez

Associate Professor of Chemistry/Science & Business Division Director

National University of Cordoba Chemical Science Doctorate – 07/1995
National University of Cordoba Pharmacist Bachelor – 12/1986

Dr. Laimutis Bytautas

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Vanderbilt University Chemistry Doctorate 12/1996
Vilniaus University Physics Bachelor 8/1990

Mission Text

The mission of the department of chemistry is to provide high quality educational programs for all individuals studying chemistry at GC. The chemistry program at Galveston College is dynamic, flexible, and responsive to the needs of GC’s diverse student population. Providing classic and innovative classroom and laboratory instruction, and student advising. Our courses encourage active participation, and engage our students in critical thinking to develop the appropriate levels of knowledge in chemistry for their chosen field. With high standard for excellence in all these areas the department will produce students who are knowledgeable in chemistry and can think critically.


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Traveling south on I-45
Take 61st Street exit and turn right at stop light. Travel approximately one mile to Seawall Blvd. Turn left on to Seawall. Proceed down Seawall to 39th Street. (Gaido's Restaurant is at corner of 39th and Seawall). Turn left on 39th and travel north to Avenue Q. Turn left at 39th and Avenue Q and proceed one block to Main Campus. Main Campus parking is available on Avenue Q, Avenue R and satellite parking at 39th and Avenue Q.


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Traveling south on I-45
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