Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at West Chester University is approved by the American Chemical Society, and provides a rigorous foundation in all major areas of chemistry. Our graduates are prepared for careers in a wide variety of industries including the chemical, petroleum, environmental, and pharmaceutical sectors. In addition, it serves as a basis for graduate and professional study leading to higher-level industrial positions, teaching at the college level, or involvement in technical aspects of related fields such as law.


Program Highlights

  • Approved by the American Chemical Society

  • WCU’s Chemistry department is among the largest in the Philadelphia region

  • Faculty are experts in their fields and act as mentors for students

  • All classes, even labs are taught by faculty, never assistants

  • Study/faculty research is an essential part of the program

  • Opportunities for publishing

  • State-of-the-art labs and equipment

  • Study abroad options


What can I do with this degree?

Our graduates have an enviable record of placement in chemistry-related fields or in graduate or professional school at the time of graduation. WCU graduates are successful in a variety of industries including:

  • Chemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Scientific instrumentation
  • Environmental

In addition, many of our students go on to doctoral study at prestigious graduate schools, such as:

  • Columbia University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of Washington
  • Yale University

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