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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 that culminate
in the Bachelor of Science degree. Our students pursue a nationally
recognized undergraduate chemistry curriculum and have the
flexibility to take courses in related scientific fields. Chemistry
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
Consistent with the Gannon University Mission, the faculty of
the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are committed to
offering a high-quality chemical education that prepares students
for the variety of graduate programs and professional careers that
require a background in chemistry.
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.