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Chemistry Degrees Options


  • Why Study Chemistry?

    A chemist is a problem-solving scientist, whose work may range from helping to create a safer environment, becoming a medical professional, to addressing future energy needs. The field of chemistry offers a wide array of career possibilities. Chemists are employed in government, industry, education, medicine, and private institutions. If you love math and science this critical-thinking career path may be for you. 

    Degree Options:

    The Saint Francis University Chemistry Program has been approved by the American Chemical Society

  • Majors
    • Chemistry, Bachelor of Science (ACS certified)
      • This comprehensive foundation in chemistry is a great degree path if you are interested in pursuing graduate school or who want to enter industry positions in chemistry right after graduation.
    • Chemistry , Bachelor of Arts
      • This flexible option allows you to combine your chemistry program with another field such as biology, business, or criminal justice.

    See requirements: Visit the academic catalog and scroll to the School of Sciences to view degree requirements.

    Concentrations
    • Environmental Chemistry Concentration (B.S. in Chemistry)
      • Environmental chemistry focuses on the presence and impact of chemicals in soil, surface water, and groundwater and how these effect the ecosystems, animals and human health. This specialization prepares you for a career as an Environmental Chemist.
    • Forensics Concentration (B.S. in Chemistry)
      • This specialization in forensic chemistry will equip you for a career of laboratory work related to criminal justice. A forensic chemist focuses on analysis of materials from crime scenes.
    • Nanotechnology Concentration (B.S. in Chemistry)
      • Nanoscience is the study of nanoscale materials. These materials have proven and proposed uses across medical, environmental, industrial, energy, and many other fields. This concentration is also designed to let students study this interdisciplinary field from a chemical perspective. Chemistry, which studies matter starting at the atomic scale and then with increasing size and complexity, inherently covers nanomaterials. Students in this program will gain an appreciation for critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, teamwork, and communication while studying the central science. They will also learn how to use modern laboratory techniques and instrumentation. Completion of this concentration will strongly prepare students to work in industry, with governmental agencies, or to further study in graduate school.

    • Pre-medicine Concentration (B.S. in Chemistry)
      • This concentration allows you to prepare for professional schools in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, chiropractic, optometry, and veterinary fields.
    • Pre-pharmacy Concentration (B.S. in Chemistry)
      • Pre-pharmacy students enrolled at Saint Francis spend 3 or 4  years at SFU prior to transferring to pharmacy school at Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy or Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Students receive their Saint Francis degree after they complete their first year of pharmacy school.  Students may also choose to apply to other pharmacy schools.
    • Secondary Education Concentration (B.S. in Chemistry)
      • This concentration combines chemistry and general education coursework to prepare you for teaching positions at the secondary education level in the state of Pennsylvania.

    See requirements: Visit the  academic catalog and scroll to the School of Sciences to view degree requirements.

    Minors
    • Chemistry, Minor
    • Forensic Science, Minor

    See requirements: Visit the  academic catalog and scroll to the School of Sciences to view degree requirements.

  • Chemistry at Saint Francis University

    Have you ever experimented with Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy? How about gas chromatography? Chemistry is a very hands-on field. At Saint Francis, we provide you with lab experience, research opportunities and internships that give you that hands-on experience at the undergraduate-level.