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  • Bachelor of Science
  • Minor
  • Erie, Pennsylvania
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  • 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, which is approved by the American Chemical Society, 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.

    • Learn from faculty experts whose expertise spans all major branches of chemistry.
    • ACS Approved Chemistry Program  Earn a degree that is nationally approved. 
    • 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 $80,680.

    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 that is approved by the American Chemical Society, the premiere professional society for chemists. 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.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students apply their understanding of chemistry to solve problems in the classroom and laboratory.
  2. Students apply the skills needed to evaluate and minimize safety risks associated with laboratory work.
  3. Students solve scientific problems by working productively with diverse teams in the classroom and laboratory.
  4. Students are able to communicate accurately using the language and symbolism of chemistry.
  5. Students recognize and respect the ethical responsibilities inherent in scientific study.
  6. Students are able to access, interpret and cite chemical literature.
  7. Students demonstrate entry to graduate school, professional school, or chemistry-related careers.
Madison Harrier

Madison Harrier Chemistry

“The chemistry program has several different opportunities to get involved. Through my work-study position, I gained experience prepping chemicals, assisting in the laboratories, and grading laboratory reports. I have also gained valuable leadership opportunities through being the president of the Chemistry Club and Gamma Sigma Epsilon. The research opportunities available in the department are plentiful ... I attended the National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR) during my sophomore and senior years.”

  • Receive hands-on learning through real-world courses, projects and valuable internship experiences that prepare you to become a professional in the field.
  • 13:1Enjoy a personalized experience inspired by Gannon’s faculty experts and a low student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1.
  • Apply for generous financial aid packages and scholarship awards.