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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Gannon University is located on the fourth floor of the Zurn Science Center. We offer undergraduate programs in chemistry and biochemistry, approved by the American Chemical Society, that culminate in the Bachelor of Science degree. We also have a cooperative chemical engineering program that culminates in two Bachelor of Science degrees, a chemical engineering degree
from the University of Pittsburgh and chemistry degree from Gannon University. Our students pursue nationally recognized undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry curriculums and have the flexibility to take courses in related scientific fields. Chemistry
and biochemistry majors at Gannon University enjoy challenging core courses, interactive laboratory experiences, and exciting opportunities to conduct original scientific research with a faculty mentor. The Department offers to its students the advantages
of small class sizes, individual attention, and frequent contact with faculty and staff members.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry recognizes the diversity of the backgrounds and career aspirations of students and contributes to their preparation to address global challenges. We offer high-quality learning experiences that position students
to transition into graduate programs and professional careers that uses a background in the chemical sciences.
Transforming the future with chemistry for a better world.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry provides three pathways to the Bachelor of Science degree, as well as a minor in Chemistry. Explore our curricula in the links below.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry recognizes the versatility of chemistry degrees. Our curriculum prepares students for the many career opportunities in chemistry and related fields. Graduates from Gannon University are regularly accepted
to competitive graduate programs, and they are well positioned to apply to health professional schools such as medical, pharmacy, veterinary and dental. With a B.S. in Chemistry or Biochemistry, Gannon University graduates are eligible to enter the
workforce immediately, and enjoy nearly 100% job placement. The range of opportunities available to chemists and biochemists is vast, and includes the following.
Chemical engineers are involved in manufacturing processes, where they design equipment, find efficiencies to optimize costs, and implement engineering protocols that positively impact health, safety and the environment. Students who participate in
the chemical engineering program are eligible for employment in these areas and more.