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Chemistry, B.A., B.S.

Explore Chemistry at Immaculata University

There is no doubt that chemistry, the study of matter, touches upon every aspect of life. Learning the properties of matter, the composition, structure, behavior and changes that atoms and molecules undergo, unlocks a deeper awareness of the world around us.

Chemistry majors are encouraged to pursue internship opportunities and to engage in student research. Participating in research allows students to grow in the use of laboratory techniques, to gain hands-on laboratory experience, and to cultivate a familiarity with and ease of use of analytical instruments and to develop and test scientific hypotheses.

At A Glance

Program: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
Audience: Undergraduate students
Format: Face-to-face classes
Next Start Date: August 26, 2024
Time to Completion Four years

"My undergraduate education and leadership experiences at Immaculata have greatly benefited my professional career in chemistry. Immaculata’s Chemistry program not only permitted me to think outside of the box, but it also taught me the value of having interdisciplinary knowledge across both physical and life sciences. In addition, the honors program supplied me with the necessary skills to think both critically and creatively, permitting me to tackle challenging scientific problems."

Rosendo Villafuerte-Vega
Analytical Chemistry Graduate Student and Research Assistant at University of Michigan

Opportunities and Outcomes

You’ll have opportunities to participate in clubs and professional organizations, such as the Bio-Chem Club, Sigma Zeta National Science and Mathematics Honor Society, and the American Chemical Society (ACS) where students can attend events offered by the Philadelphia chapter. Students can benefit from the expertise of the chemistry faculty by participating in research projects with faculty members.

Program Highlights

In addition to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in chemistry, students may also choose from:

  • Chemistry B.A. with Secondary Education Certification
  • Chemistry B.A. with Minor in Information Systems
  • Chemistry B.A. with Minor in Business Administration

Our B.A. and B.S. programs provide students with the basis for graduate study or professional training in medical school.

Where Can I Work?

Possible career fields include research, industry, education, medicine, allied health, and nutrition. Chemists work in areas such as academic, industrial, or government research, as well as quality control laboratories, pharmaceutical sales, regulatory agencies and field stations. Utilizing scientific writing skills can also lead to employment in scientific publishing and abstracting.

Our recent alumni have been hired as laboratory analysts, chemistry teachers, and research technicians at companies such as PQ Corporation, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental and NMS Labs. Our alumni have also been accepted into pharmacy schools and graduate programs in chemistry.

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Science Pavilion

Immaculata’s new Parsons Science Pavilion offers top-notch laboratories and equipment for exploring scientific concepts, conducting experiments and gaining research experience.

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