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Chemistry helps us understand life better. It provides us with the ability to improve our lives by designing new materials: plastics, composites, pharmaceuticals, microelectronics, nanomaterials and so much more. If you're wondering what to do with a chemistry degree, enroll in Edinboro's ACS-approved B.S. in Chemistry and explore all the possibilities.

How Edinboro Stands Out.

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry program at Edinboro is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS), and students who meet the criteria will obtain an ACS certified degree.

When you graduate, you will be well-prepared to pursue a graduate degree in Chemistry or a related science or go right to work in a variety of industries, including chemicals, food, pharmaceuticals, quality control, government research or education.

This high-caliber program is also an excellent foundation for medical school.

Unleash Your Potential With a Degree in Chemistry.

How Edinboro Supports You.

At Edinboro, you'll follow a rigorous curriculum founded on evidence-based science. You'll thrive in small-size lectures and labs taught by faculty — not graduate assistants.

As you work alongside your professors and participate in their research, they'll become your mentors. They'll also train you in the use of modern instrumentation for the analysis and production of biomolecules, which helps prepare you for valuable internships that'll enhance your skills and build your resume.

Key outcomes of the Chemistry program include the ability to think critically; apply analytical and logical skills to problem-solving; understand current social and ethical issues related to chemical science; apply core knowledge, theories and practices of chemistry, and communicate technical information in a professional manner.


Be Intellectually and Technically Prepared.

At Edinboro, you will have access to high-caliber equipment and exceptional laboratory facilities that will give you a competitive edge.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

As a Chemistry major, the Cooper Science Center will be your home away from home. Thanks to a $32 million expansion, you will have every opportunity for hands-on instruction, experimentation and research.

The Latest Scientific Equipment

If you wish to gain hands-on training and have access to modern and state of the art instruments then Edinboro is the place for you. We have a complete array of modern instrumentation including AA, UV-Vis, FT-IR, Raman, Fluorometer, HPLC and GC.

The newest instruments in the Department of Chemistry include:

  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer - The Bruker BioSpin Avance III HD 400 system is the most sensitive, most accurate, highest-performance NMR spectrometer in the market today. With robust, automated and intuitive software, it is ideal for both the teaching lab and research.
  • GC-MS QP2010 Ultra - A new Shimadzu Corporation model QP2010 Ultra replaces our older gas chromatography-mass spectrometer systems, providing students and faculty with the most widely used and powerful tools for chemical analysis.


Your Future

Most graduates of our program go on to successful careers in the chemical industry. Some continue their studies in graduate chemistry programs or pharmacy school, while others become high school teachers.

Here are a few examples of where our alumni have found success:

  • Sadie Brown, ’19, chemist, Test America
  • Jason D’Urso, ’18, Pharm. D. program, LECOM School of Pharmacy
  • Seth Allen, ’17, chemist, FLIR Systems, Inc.
  • Miguel Montes De Oca, ’17, chemist, PPG Aerospace
  • Autumn Pahel, ’17, chemist, Eastman Chemical Corp.

Questions About This Program?

Dr. Naod Kebede
Department Chair
126E Cooper Hall
Phone: 814-732-2485

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