Chemistry department was established in 2007, with four (4) academic staff. They consist of one Ph.D holder and three M. Sc. holders namely, Dr. Maimuna Waziri, Mal. Ibrahim T. Babalola, Mal. Yunus M. Mahre and Mr Medjor respectively.
Mal. Ibrahim T. Babalola served as the first acting head of the Department and Yunus M. Mahre was the first faculty examination officer. In addition, the Department also had one (1) administrative staff; two technical staff and two Youth Corps members.
The department started academic activities with students admitted into degree programme in 2007/2008 academic session.
The departmental philosophy is based on the premise that chemistry through its continuous systematic probe of matter can be useful in providing and sustaining better living conditions and improved environment and in promoting healthy national economy.
The paramount mission of the department of chemistry is to be a centre of great repute in the learning of chemistry that produces graduates with enviable degree of knowledge who can be employed anywhere in the world.
The main objective of introducing the B.Sc. Chemistry Programme at the Yobe State University Damaturu is to produce highly qualified graduates in chemistry who possess knowledge, skills and techniques required in the developmental needs of this country. Graduates would be found suitable for employment in almost all sectors of the economy such as education, industries, research institutes, environment projects, water or waste treatment plants etc.
The chemistry curriculum as outlined below is aimed at achieving the following general objectives: