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James K. Murray Jr., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
610-647-4400 ext. 3307

Program Overview

Consider how much chemistry is around you and in you. Are you curious about how it all works—how medication is discovered and synthesized, how your cell phone works, or what will happen to the snack you ate? 

Majoring in chemistry at Immaculata will allow you to explore the answers to these questions and will equip you to conduct research that illuminates how the world works. You'll learn the principles of chemical composition and theories about why matter behaves the way it does. You can then develop questions of your own, formulate hypotheses, design experiments, solve problems, and gain a better understanding of the material world.

Chemistry at Immaculata is practical as well as theoretical. You'll gain hands-on experience in the laboratory under the guidance of a faculty member. And you'll study examples of chemical principles in everyday life, and see how chemistry applies to current social concerns.

Program Highlights

You'll have opportunities to participate in clubs and professional organizations, such as the American Chemical Society (ACS), the Bio-Chem Club, and Sigma Zeta National Science and Mathematics Honor Society.

Career Potential

The knowledge you will gain through your study of chemistry at Immaculata, 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, and nutrition. Our programs also provide you with the basis for graduate study or professional training in medical school.

If you want to be a chemist and work in areas such as pharmaceutical sales, computer modeling, scientific writing, and protocol/policy review, consider minoring in business or information systems.

Learn more about different disciplines within chemistry, and prepare for your transition from college to a career.


Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the physical and chemical processes of living systems at the molecular level
  • Follow safe procedures when setting up and using laboratory equipment and conducting experiments
  • Apply the scientific method and use statistics, models, graphs, and computers to analyze and interpret data
  • Understand historical and current issues in chemistry

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1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA. 19345 p. 610-647-4400 or call toll-free: 1-877-42 TODAY
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Immaculata University | Copyright © All Rights Reserved