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Chemistry and Physics Department

The Chemistry and Physics Department offers programs that provide you with a strong foundation in chemistry, physics and related disciplines, and prepares you for employment in the private and public sector as well as for advanced professional or graduate study.

Our programs include a B.S. in chemistry, B.A. in physics and a minor in chemistry. We also offer a nanofabrication manufacturing technology concentration for the B.S. in chemistry and the B.A. in physics. In addition, students interested in secondary school teaching may select B.S.Ed. certification programs in chemistry or physics.

Our graduates are successful in pursuing the careers of their choice. Over the years, they've obtained industrial jobs both locally and outside the region. Among the employers of our graduates are Bayer Corp., Duracell, Lilly, NaturalNano Inc., and the Allegheny County Coroner's Office in Pittsburgh, as well as state crime labs in Erie, Greensburg and Charleston, S.C.

Learn more about our academic programs.

High Tech Equipment and Labs

Chemistry Student using beaker

Our department is equipped with state-of-the-art materials, supplies and instruments for use in the instructional laboratories. Equipment includes UV/visible spectrophotometer, a capillary gas chromatograph, a Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometer, two nuclear magnetic resonance instruments, an atomic force microscope and a tissue-grade visible/ultraviolet fluorescence microscope with digital image capture.  Learn more about our lab.


Chemistry and Physics Department

250 University Ave.

New Science Hall  

Room 104

Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday