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Chemistry (B.A.) (B.S.)

Small class sizes, hands-on labs, use of cutting-edge instruments, and the high impact practice of one-on-one faculty mentored research gets you ready for success in whatever path in chemistry you choose.

Degrees & Offerings
  • Minor
  • B.A.
  • B.S.
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Program Contact
Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Professor of Physical Chemistry
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Your place in chemistry awaits

We'll learn to gather, interpret, and disseminate data appropriately. We'll also retrieve, utilize, and apply a variety of chemistry resources. And most importantly, we'll recognize and minimize potential chemical and physical hazards in the laboratory. These lab and research skills and scientific knowledge will enhance your marketability and advance your preparation for graduate school, as well as your chosen career field. Onward!

Courses and Curriculum

Chemistry Track

  • ACS Certification Available

Biochemistry Track

Nanotechnology Track

No matter what degree or track you pursue the first two years of study is very much the same for all chemistry majors.

This program provides a three-year exposure to the core of the chemistry curriculum. You can double major in chemistry and another discipline, or you can participate in the 3:2 program in engineering.

  • Also includes a “3 + 4” B.A.-D.O. program with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) 

No matter what degree or track you pursue the first two years of study is very much the same for all chemistry majors.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Course Requirements

 

Chemistry and Biochemistry Course Sequence

 

 

 

 

Chemistry and Biochemistry Course Sequence

 

 

 

 

 

A Minor in Chemistry shall be awarded when you obtain a 2.0 grade point average in the following prescribed courses. In addition to meeting the GPA requirement, you'll be expected to meet with your minor advisor before scheduling the electives.

Option 1

  • 52-115 Chemistry for the Sciences I (4 semester hours)
  • 52-116 Chemistry for the Sciences II (4 semester hours)
  • 52-230 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (4 semester hours)

And Three 3- or 4-credit 200, 300, 400 level courses within the chemistry department excluding independent research, 52.231 and 52.232.

Option 2

  • 52-115 Chemistry for the Sciences I (4 semester hours)
  • 52-116 Chemistry for the Sciences II (4 semester hours)
  • 52-231 Organic Chemistry I (4 semester hours)
  • 52-232 Organic Chemistry II (4 semester hours)

And Two 3- or 4-credit 200, 300, 400 level courses within the chemistry department excluding independent research and 52.230.

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Pre-Med Deep Dive

Helena Eby

I knew I wanted to study something related to science. I was always drawn to that subject throughout middle and high school. I also liked the problem-solving and mathematical aspect of chemistry, as well as the idea it really does explain how life works at the atomic and molecular level.

Helena Eby '22
Pre-Medical Science
Jason Stone

My research experience has helped prepare me for medical school by teaching me how to apply what I’ve learned in the classroom to solve problems I’ve never seen before, and in most cases, have never even thought about before. All this will help me when I come across conditions I've never seen before to provide the best care possible for my future patients.

Jason Stone '21
Pre-Medical Science
Jason Stone
Helena Eby

Chemistry Contacts

Greg Zimmerman

Greg Zimmerman, Ph.D.

  • Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Professor of Physical Chemistry

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