Chemistry majors participate in research and inquiry-based activities in a variety of settings to prepare for real-world problem solving.
Our American Chemical Society approved curriculum strategically combines chemistry, mathematics, and physics courses to make you a well-rounded, competent chemist. Classes and laboratories are taught by specialized faculty trained in the chemical sciences. You’ll work directly with modern equipment and instrumentation and have the opportunity to attend scholarly conferences starting as soon as your first year.
Upon completion of the degree, you’ll have a strong foundation of modern theory and laboratory skills for chemistry career options that include teaching, research and development, and management, as well as for advanced study in chemistry or medicine.
Learn in state-of-the-art facilities
The Stewart Science building is a five-story complex that houses several science departments and is home to newly renovated chemistry laboratories. The labs contain suites of advanced, modern equipment that all students have direct access to, where you can learn to troubleshoot and work independently.
Take advantage of opportunities
All Chemistry students have many opportunities to get involved in events, camps, labs, and organizations to enhance your research, networking, public speaking, and more. Each of our faculty members runs an active research program that you can join, encompassing topics such as drug discovery, pharmaceutical analysis, and analysis of coffee.
Make valuable connections
Each month, our students can attend the Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh meeting to network with area professionals. Many of our students have made great connections through this experience.
Get involved in ACS
You can also become a member of the Waynesburg University American Chemical Society Student Chapter, which has been ranked as an outstanding chapter for the past nine years. You can get involved in one of the most active student chapters in the country, enabling you to make significant connections to your future professional life.
The Chemistry Major at Waynesburg University is an official "Approved Chemistry Program" as determined by the American Chemical Society.
As a chemistry student, you'll have countless opportunities to work with our student chapter of ACS.
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Alumni and Student Testimonials
I have developed a personal relationship with many of the Chemistry faculty members. You can find me in their offices having long conversations about my life, my future plans, asking questions about the courses, and anything else.
Samantha Bruffy, Class of 2020
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