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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 Galveston College is an exciting, engaging experience.



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.


Dr. Ana Sanchez
Professor of Chemistry
Science & Business Division Director


Dr. Laimutis Bytautas
Professor of Chemistry
Coordinator for Physical Sciences Program

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.

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.

AS Chemistry: Full-Time or Part-Time Path

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Public Information and Outreach
  • Toxicology
  • Research & Development
  • Quality Control/Regulatory
  • Forensic Chemistry

Employment opportunities for both men and women have never been better. The need is critical. There are plenty of career opportunities in the field at various levels.

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Financial aid is available to help eligible part-time and full-time students pay for college. It can be a combination of grants, loans and work-study.

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To learn more about the types of scholarships and their deadlines, please click on the “Learn More” link below.

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Name Dr. Laimutis Bytautas 
Title Professor of Chemistry
Room N-326
Program Area Physical Sciences
Phone 409-944-1273 
Email LBytautas@gc.edu 
Admin Support Kayla Pangarakis Ext. 320



Lionel DeLuna

Phone 409-944-1429
Email: ldeluna@gc.edu 
STEM Center Room: N-310A
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