Chemistry Major

The USciences chemistry program provides you with a fundamental understanding of all five major areas of the field: analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, and biochemistry. Our program combines a foundational curriculum with practical experience, preparing you to enter a variety of career fields or continue your studies in graduate or professional school.

What Sets Us Apart?

  1. Our program is certified by the American Chemical Society.
  2. Use sophisticated laboratory equipment and advanced technology, including a 400-MHz NMR spectrometer, high-pressure liquid chromatographs, fluorescence spectrophotometers, and powerful Beowulf supercomputers in our West Center for Computational Chemistry and Drug Design.
  3. Engage in independent research under the guidance of our diverse faculty.
  4. A low student-to-faculty ratio fosters close interaction between students and professors.
  5. Gain hands-on industry experience with on-campus and off-campus internships.
  6. Lessen the total time and cost to complete a USciences MS or PhD—the integrated graduate credit program allows qualified undergraduates to take up to 15 additional credits of graduate coursework at no extra cost


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  • Biochemistry Lab Positively Reacts to Passionate High School Intern

    October 11, 2019

    When nearing summer break, most high school sophomores are looking forward to taking time off from classwork and studying, but Emily Shang isn't like most of her peers. Instead of taking a couple months off, she searched the biographies of local professors with interesting lab work before landing on Zhihong Wang PhD, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry.

  • Chemistry PhD Student James Gamrat Realizes Passion for Academia

    July 18, 2019

    Gamrat, who hopes to work at a University as a professor with his own research lab, has found success working in the chemistry department and various labs during his time as a PhD student at USciecnes.

  • World-Class Polymers Researchers Meet at USciences for New Conference

    June 26, 2019

    For the life sciences industry, polymers might be a game changer. From changing the way we think about medication delivery to discovering new materials for implants, experts brought their ideas to USciences in May for a two-day symposium entitled "Polymers in Life Sciences" where they explored the vast possibilities.

  • Ursinus College, USciences Sign Affiliation Agreement

    June 25, 2019

    Ursinus grads can pursue advanced degrees in one of 12 USciences graduate programs

  • Sigmapharm Internship Gives Students Exposure to Industry

    January 30, 2019

    Five USciences undergraduate students in the pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacology/toxicology programs learned about different career opportunities and applied their learning from the classroom and labs to the real world during a four-week summer internship experience at Sigmapharm Laboratories in Bensalem, Pa.

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