Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Bloomsburg University's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in chemistry with options in biochemistry, chemistry education and nanotechnology.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) and the American Society of Biochemistry Molecular Biology (ASBMB) recognize BU’s program as one that meets its standards for undergraduate education in chemistry and biochemistry. Many students graduate with certification from the ACS or ASBMB, including some with both.

Chemistry graduates have repeatedly demonstrated the quality of their preparation at BU by the high level of performance in graduate chemistry programs, professional programs such as medicine, secondary school teaching, and in the many chemically related industrial firms. BU's biochemistry option is an excellent choice for those interested in a career in medicine or veterinary school and as a stepping-stone into forensic chemistry.

Chemistry Program Options

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Chemistry Lab

Department of Chemistry

Department Chairperson
  Gregory Zimmerman | 570-389-5315
Department Secretary
  Natalie Wilson | 570-389-5159

217 Hartline Science Center
Fax: 570-389-3028


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Chemistry Student Research

Chemistry research gets Golden Gate spotlight

From walking the Golden Gate Bridge to speaking in front of the science community, Bloomsburg University chemistry majors Blake Durante and Olivia Fry had an experience of a lifetime in San Francisco.

They were among more than 8,000 research presentations at the 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition on Advanced Materials, Technologies, and Systems and Processes that also featured more than 300 exhibitors.

Durante, a chemistry major with a minor in mathematics, and Fry, a chemistry major with an ACS certification, received approval through the American Chemical Society to present at the conference.