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  • Bachelor of Science
  • Minor
  • Erie, Pennsylvania


  • Catalyze Your Success with a Chemistry Degree from Gannon University

    Chemists engage in the discovery of matter that forms our universe. Gannon’s chemistry program will enrich your scientific curiosity by exposing you to the wonders of the properties and transformations of matter, leading you to exciting careers in teaching, preserving the environment, advocating scientific policies, and even solving crimes.

    • Nationally recognized Chemistry Club.
    • Learn from faculty experts whose expertise spans all major branches of chemistry.
    • 100%Students have achieved a nearly 100-percent job placement rate upon graduation.

    Learn to Lead the Way in Chemistry

    • Challenging and interactive coursework and laboratory experiences engage you in investigating the properties and transformations of matter.  
    • Develop an intellectual framework in the five major sub-disciplines of chemistry: organic, physical, analytical, inorganic and biochemistry.  
    • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for chemists is $78,000.

    Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment

    • • Conduct original scientific research alongside a faculty mentor, which can lead to local and national presentations or publication in a scholarly journal.
    • Gain hands-on experience with a robust suite of modern analytical tools in our high-quality facilities that include:
      • Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
      • Computational Chemistry Laboratory
      • Hultman Nanotechnology Laboratory

    Inspire Your Academic Success

    Gain real-world knowledge through a nationally recognized curriculum based on American Chemical Society recommendations. Specialized classes include: 

    Structural Biochemistry: Study the structure and function of biologically important compounds including amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids, enzymes, carbohydrates and lipids.

    Advanced Instrumental Analysis: Examine the major instrumental methods used in analytical chemistry.

    Organic Chemistry Laboratory: Study the reactions of organic molecules and identify compounds using spectroscopic methods.

    Achieve the Possibilities

    Students will experience a high-quality scientific education and advanced undergraduate research that will enable success in the rigors of graduate school or their profession. Gannon’s chemistry students can: 

    • Participate with industry-leading companies on research projects and internships that improve their career marketability.  
    • Build a foundation for further graduate studies in chemistry, biochemistry or the health professions.  
    • Secure highly sought-after careers in industries including research, academia, government, public health and entrepreneurship and consulting.
  • Receive hands-on learning through real-world courses, projects and valuable internship experiences that prepare you to become a professional in the field.
  • 12:1Enjoy a personalized experience inspired by Gannon’s faculty experts and a low student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1.
  • Apply for generous financial aid packages and scholarship awards.