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Chemistry majors develop critical thinking and observation skills, while learning lab techniques.

Chemistry majors develop skills in ciritical thinking, laboratory techniques, interpretation of observations and clear expression of ideas. In Mount St. Joseph University's Chemistry Department, students conduct their own original research, working closely with a faculty member. We have a wide variety of scientific instruments not usually found at schools of this size. Students will learn to operate each of these instruments, gaining the hands-on, problem-solving skills they might miss at a larger school.

Featured Courses:

The program consists of courses such as:

  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry.

Our Chemistry major is certified by the American Chemical Society and is offered through the Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences. A Chemistry degree provides students with a core competency in chemistry, supported by mathematics, physics and biology courses.

Career Potential:

Students graduating with a chemistry degree have multiple career options. It's an excellent major for students interested in a career as a chemist in a wide range of industries or, with additional graduate work, in health-related fields such as medicine, pharmacy, optometry, physical therapy, medical technology or as a physician assistant. This degree prepares students for a wide variety of professional schools, including medicine, physical therapy, pharmacy and law.

The Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences also offers a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry.  This degree provides increased flexibility for students seeking careers in chemistry- and health-related fields and may be an attractive option for those seeking to enter the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

The Mount's Chemistry Department offers both a B.A. and a B.S. track of study. Find out what makes each degree unique on our Chemistry, B.A. vs. B.S. FAQ page

Hands-On Learning:

Under the guidance of faculty, chemistry students at the Mount can participate in chemistry research as part of a research group. Many research students are co-authors on published chemistry research papers while others present their work at regional professional meetings. Cooperative education provides real-life experiences in industrial settings or research labs in greater Cincinnati. These co-op positions have often led to full-time positions for our students.

News and Updates

Stay up to date with the most recent chemistry program news and events; visit the department of chemistry page. 

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