Welcome to the homepage of the Chemistry Department at Immaculata University. Your reason for stopping by is probably the same as mine for being here: you have a liking for chemistry! We hope that your liking will transform into a desire to major in chemistry. Take a moment and browse our site, and while you are browsing, consider how much chemistry is around you and in you right now and every minute of every day. Do you have the desire to learn more? Do you want to know:
why rock salt keeps roads from icing over in winter?
how the medication that you or someone you love is taking was discovered, synthesized, and functions?
how your cell phone or CD player works, or what will happen to the snack you may be eating right now?
If you answered "yes" to any or all of these questions, a major in chemistry is the thing for you! Act on your desire to study the wonderful chemical world that is all around you.
I thank you for taking the time to visit. If your visit has generated questions, please feel free to contact us and we will be more than willing to answer them.
Jim Murray, Associate Professor of Chemistry & Department Chair
The knowledge you will gain through your study of chemistry at Immaculata University, combined with IU's strong foundation in the liberal arts, will prepare you for a variety of career opportunities in research, industry, education, medicine, allied health fields, and nutrition. Our programs also provide you with the basis for graduate study at the cutting edge of modern chemistry.
The chemistry department offers courses that:
provide a basic foundation in chemical concepts for liberal arts students, allied health science students, and nutrition majors;
provide science majors with the required professional training for medical school, and careers in education and industrial research;
impart a basic understanding of the physical and chemical processes of living systems at the molecular level to students concentrating in science and to student nurses.
For more information about chemistry at Immaculata University, please explore the links to the left or contact the department at (610) 647-4400 ext. 3307.