Test tubes on a periodic chart.

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

In Mount St. Joseph University's Chemistry Department, you'll do your 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. You will learn to operate each of these instruments, gaining the hands-on, problem-solving skills you might miss at a larger school.

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.

It's an excellent major for students interested in a career as a chemist or, with additional graduate work, in health-related fields like medicine, pharmacy, optometry, or medical technology.

This degree prepares you for a wide variety of professional schools, including medicine, physical therapy, pharmacy, 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

News and Updates

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